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date: 26 February 2020

Bartók, Béla (Viktor János) (b Nagyszentmiklós, Hungary [now Sinnicolau Mare, Romania], 25 March 1881; d New York, 26 Sept. 1945). Hungarian composer. 

The Oxford Companion to Music
Paul GriffithsPaul Griffiths

The greatest musician ever produced by Hungary, Bartók was not only a composer but also an excellent pianist and a thorough student of folk music. His folksong research had a penetrating influence on his music, yet so too did his reverence for composers of the past, especially ... ...

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