Béla Bartók in New York City - 26 November, 1944

from Béla Bartók Letters, page 342:

I have another new work: a sonata for violin alone, written in Asheville for Menuhin. He played it in his New York recital on Nov. 26., it was a wonderful performance. It has 4 movements, and lasts ca. 20 minutes. I was afraid it was too long; imagine: listen[ing] to a single violin during 20 minutes. But it was quite all right, at least for me.

cite as

Béla Bartók, and Demény, János (ed.), Béla Bartók Letters (London, 1971), p. 342. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450125258820 accessed: 6 December, 2021

location of experience: New York City

Listeners

Béla Bartók
Composer
1881-1945

Listening to

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Bartok's Sonata for Solo Violin
written by Béla Bartók
performed by Yehudi Menuhin

Experience Information

Date/Time 26 November, 1944
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Notes

Letter from Béla Bartók to Wilhelmine Creel, New York, December 17, 1944.


Originally submitted by verafonte on Mon, 14 Dec 2015 20:34:18 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 20:40:46 +0100