Béla Bartók in Hungary - 1912

from Béla Bartók Letters, page 116:

I also discovered in the same village a primitive instrument: a long reed-whistle, with six holes and a cut-in tongue. A kind of primitive oboe! It actually gives a whistle-like sound, just like any ordinary pipe (or bagpipe), but it has no bag. It is blown directly from the mouth. There is only one old man in the village who can play it. It is called c…   more >>

cite as

Béla Bartók, and Demény, János (ed.), Béla Bartók Letters (London, 1971), p. 116. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450108503294 accessed: 12 June, 2024

location of experience: Hungary


Béla Bartók

Listening to

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'Pentru betesug'

Experience Information

Date/Time 1912
Medium live


Letter from Béla Bartók to János Busitia- [probably: November- December, 1912].

Originally submitted by verafonte on Mon, 14 Dec 2015 15:55:03 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 20:25:30 +0100