Béla Bartók in Hungary - 1923

from Béla Bartók Letters, page 161:

In one part of the Sonata, Imre forgot to remove the mute. – The violin sounded fainter and fainter and fainter – and still he didn’t notice anything; there was a fermata during which he could have removed the thing, but he didn’t – and he was getting dangerously near to an f, in fact an ff. My God, I wondered, what’s going to happen here! And at last I had to shout at him: ‘Take off your mute!’

cite as

Béla Bartók, and Demény, János (ed.), Béla Bartók Letters (London, 1971), p. 161. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450111048055 accessed: 25 June, 2024

location of experience: Hungary


Béla Bartók

Listening to

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Bartók's violin sonata
written by Béla Bartók
performed by Imre Waldbauer

Experience Information

Date/Time 1923
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Letter from Béla Bartók to his mother, Mrs. Béla Bartók, Kassa, April 5th, 1923.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Mon, 14 Dec 2015 16:37:28 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 20:28:18 +0100