Béla Bartók in Vienna - 1915

from Béla Bartók Letters, page 132:

As I did not want to cause a scene at the celebrations, I didn’t protest when, on the occasion of your Gala concert in Vienna, you committed the barbarity of performing my 1st Suite in truncated form. However, I learn from the newspapers that you have done so again in Budapest, and I must therefore raise my voice in protest. It is generally accepted as improper and impermissible to omit movements from sonatas or symphonic compositions when these are played as a serious concert. This sort of thing can only be countenanced at …   more >>

cite as

Béla Bartók, and Demény, János (ed.), Béla Bartók Letters (London, 1971), p. 132. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450109709362 accessed: 5 December, 2021

location of experience: Vienna


Béla Bartók

Listening to

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Suite nº 1, op. 3
written by Béla Bartók
performed by Budapest Philharmonic Society

Experience Information

Date/Time 1915
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public


Letter from Béla Bartók to the board of directors of the Budapest Philharmonic Society, Rákoskeresztúr, December 10th, 1915.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Mon, 14 Dec 2015 16:15:09 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 20:26:57 +0100