Béla Bartók in Budapest - in the beginning of 1900

from Béla Bartók Letters, pages 16,17:

I have heard and seen Sauer. / I really couldn’t tell you just now which of the two plays best – he or d’Albert. For what I liked best in d’Albert’s playing, namely Bach and Beethoven, did not feature in this concert. What he did play he played beautifully. At times, he managed to evoke such peculiar tones that I seemed to be listening to some instrument other than the piano. Schumann, Chopin and Liszt – all very …   more >>

cite as

Béla Bartók, and Demény, János (ed.), Béla Bartók Letters (London, 1971), p. 16,17. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1449486667919 accessed: 21 May, 2024

location of experience: Budapest


Béla Bartók

Listening to

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Works by Schumann, Chopin and Liszt
written by Chopin, Franz Liszt, Robert Schumann
performed by Emil von Sauer

Experience Information

Date/Time in the beginning of 1900
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Letter from Béla Bartók to his mother, Mrs. Béla Bartók, Budapest, January 21st, 1900.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Mon, 07 Dec 2015 11:11:08 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 14:27:02 +0100