Béla Bartók - the 1900's

from Béla Bartók Letters, page 48:

I can assure you that few paintings have ever had such a profound effect on me as Murillo’s larger works in the Louvre. It is possible to glean some idea of their merit from reproductions, but the actual pictures reveal a colour harmony such as you can see in no other paintings. When I look at them, I feel as if I was being touched by a magic wand. It is an experience to be classed along with seeing a performance of Tristan or …   more >>

cite as

Béla Bartók, and Demény, János (ed.), Béla Bartók Letters (London, 1971), p. 48. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1449849886889 accessed: 28 June, 2022


Béla Bartók

Listening to

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Tristan und Isolde
written by Richard Wagner
Beethoven concerto
written by Beethoven
performed by Ernő Dohnányi
Also sprach Zarathustra (Strauss)
written by Richard Strauss

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1900's
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public


Letter from Béla Bartók to Irmy Jurkovics, Paris, August 15th, 1905.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Fri, 11 Dec 2015 16:04:47 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 20:20:40 +0100