Knowledge Identifier: +Bela_Bartok
Etelka Freund - An international career, throughout which she was an early divulgator of Béla Bartók's music, ensued her 1901 debut
In 1903, Bartok wrote his first major orchestral work, Kossuth, a symphonic poem which honored Lajos Kossuth, hero of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848.
Istvan Thoman - In 1903, a 21 year old Béla Bartók dedicated his "Study for the Left Hand" to Thomán
Wilhelm Backhaus - In 1905 he won the Anton Rubinstein Competition with Béla Bartók taking second place
Gyorgy Kosa - Kósa studied with Béla Bartók, Zoltán_Kodály, and Victor von Herzfeld between 1905 and 1916
Among his masterworks are all the six string quartets, the Cantata Profana (1930, Bartok declared that this was the work he felt and professed to be his most personal "credo", Szabolcsi 1974, 186), the Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, the Concerto for Orchestra and the Third Piano Concerto.
Ditta Pasztory-Bartok - Márta Ziegler had given birth to Béla Bartók III on 22 August 1910, the year after their marriage
In 1926, Bartok needed a significant piece for piano and orchestra with which he could tour in Europe and America.
Andor Foldes - Földes studied with Ern? Dohnányi until 1932 and with Béla Bartók from 1929
Mihaly Szekely - He recorded two versions of Béla Bartók's opera "Bluebeard's Castle" and worked closely with the composer at the 1936 revival
Zoltan Szekely - Székely was a friend of Béla Bartók and was the one to request the composition of Bartók's Second Violin Concerto and its dedicatee as well as performer at its premiere in March, 1939, Mengelberg conducting
Nat Hentoff - In the late 1940s, he hosted two notable radio shows on WMEX: "JazzAlbum" and "From Bach To Bartók (Béla_Bartók)"
After joining them in 1942, his younger son, Peter Bartok, enlisted in the United States Navy where he served in the Pacific during the remainder of the war.
In 1944, he was commissioned by Yehudi Menuhin to write a Sonata for Solo Violin.
Gyorgy Sandor - He edited and published Bartók (Béla_Bartók)'s own unpublished piano arrangement of the Concerto for Orchestra, at the request of the composer's son in 1985
Bela Bartok died at age 64 in a hospital in New York City from complications of leukemia on September 26, 1945.
Yvonne Loriod - She gave the French premiere of Béla Bartók's Piano Concerto No. 2 in 1945, having learnt it in only eight days
Gyorgy Sandor - Sándor remained friends with Bartók (Béla_Bartók) throughout his life, and was one of only ten people who attended Bartók's funeral in 1945
Antal Dorati - He studied at the Franz Liszt Academy with Zoltán Kodály and Leo Weiner for composition and Béla Bartók for piano. His links with Bartók continued for many years: he conducted the world premiere of Bartók's Viola Concerto, as completed by Tibor Serly, with the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra in 1949, with William Primrose as the soloist
Philadelphia Orchestra - It returned to RCA Victor in 1968 and made its first digital recording, Bartók (Béla_Bartók)'s "Concerto for Orchestra", in 1979