Béla Bartók in Cleveland - early December, 1940

from Béla Bartók Letters, page 293:

We have played a few times in New York; on Dec. 1st I set out on an 8-day tour of Cleveland and the surrounding district; it was there that I made the acquaintance of Oszkár Jászi. The Hungarians in Cleveland gave a large party: with gipsy music and palotás (!!).

cite as

Béla Bartók, and Demény, János (ed.), Béla Bartók Letters (London, 1971), p. 293. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450119140638 accessed: 24 September, 2023

location of experience: Cleveland


Béla Bartók

Listening to

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Gipsy music

Experience Information

Date/Time early December, 1940
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others


Letter from Béla Bartók to his sons Béla and Péter Bartók, December 24th, 1940. 'Palótas' is a Romantic Hungarian national dance.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Mon, 14 Dec 2015 18:52:20 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 20:36:11 +0100