Béla Bartók in Berlin - January, 1909

from Béla Bartók Letters, pages 93-94:

Isn’t it a wonderful experience to conduct an orchestra which responds exactly to what one wants! / The effect on the audience was much the same as that of the waltz in Budapest. Two camps; hisses on the one side, a storm of enthusiastic applause on the other, and I had 5 curtain calls. Oskar Fried was there, too, and he says he would like to perform the entire Suite. We’re going to talk about it today. / The orchestra is splendid; everything sounded wonderful.


cite as

Béla Bartók, and Demény, János (ed.), Béla Bartók Letters (London, 1971), p. 93-94. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1449850064072 accessed: 24 September, 2023

location of experience: Berlin


Béla Bartók

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Experience Information

Date/Time January, 1909
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Letter from Béla Bartók to István Thomán, Berlin, January 3rd [1909].

Originally submitted by verafonte on Fri, 11 Dec 2015 16:07:44 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 20:21:10 +0100