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.

cite as

Béla Bartók, and Demény, János (ed.), Béla Bartók Letters (London, 1971), p. 293. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450118617883 accessed: 30 November, 2021

location of experience: Budapest

Listeners

Béla Bartók
Composer
1881-1945

Listening to

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Organ music

Experience Information

Date/Time 25 November, 1940
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

Letter from Béla Bartók to his sons Béla and Péter Bartók, Budapest, December 24th, 1940.


Originally submitted by verafonte on Mon, 14 Dec 2015 18:43:37 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 20:35:53 +0100