Béla Bartók in Budapest - November, 1902
from Béla Bartók Letters, page 19:
I have taken a season ticket for the Philharmonic Concerts- end row in the gallery. I sit immediately behind Laci Toldy and his mother- or rather, that's where I should be sitting; but Toldy's mother is so very kind that she makes me take her seat for most of the programme (that is, in the first row, where you can see as well as hear). I don't like this, for what right have I do take a lady's seat when I don't know her?
Béla Bartók, and Demény, János (ed.), Béla Bartók Letters (London, 1971), p. 19. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1449847953833 accessed: 21 October, 2021
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|
Letter from Béla Bartók to his mother, Budapest, Wednesday [November, 1902].