Béla Bartók in Budapest - 25 November, 1940
from Béla Bartók Letters, page 293:
On Nov. 25th I was ‘doctorated’. It was some ceremony. Before it could take place, I had to be measured in yards, feet and inches, so that they would know the size of my head, width of my shoulders, etc., and send in the details. At the University we all had to put on our academic gowns and hoods and to march in solemnly two by two to the sound of discreet organ music.
Béla Bartók, and Demény, János (ed.), Béla Bartók Letters (London, 1971), p. 293. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450118617883 accessed: 7 October, 2022
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|Date/Time||25 November, 1940|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|
Letter from Béla Bartók to his sons Béla and Péter Bartók, Budapest, December 24th, 1940.