Béla Bartók in Hungary - 1912

from Béla Bartók Letters, page 116:

Finally, I made another interesting discovery: songs imploring rain (dodloaie). In times of drought, gipsy children go singing them from house to house, one of them all decked out with sprays of leaves. When the song comes to an end, the people living in the house sprinkle the child with water.

cite as

Béla Bartók, and Demény, János (ed.), Béla Bartók Letters (London, 1971), p. 116. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450108653062 accessed: 20 July, 2024

location of experience: Hungary


Béla Bartók

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Experience Information

Date/Time 1912
Medium live


Letter from Béla Bartók to János Busitia, [probably: November- December, 1912].

Originally submitted by verafonte on Mon, 14 Dec 2015 15:57:33 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 20:25:45 +0100