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Béla Bartok

Composer and Pianist Béla Bartok

Profession: Composer and Pianist


Why Famous: Concerto for Orchestra

Born: March 25, 1881
Birthplace: Nagyszentmiklós, Kingdom of Hungary, Austria-Hungary
Star Sign: Aries

Died: September 26, 1945 (aged 64)

Historical Events

  • 1904-01-13 Bela Bartok's symphonic poem "Kossuth" premieres in Budapest
  • 1923-11-19 Béla Bartòk's "Tancsuite" premieres
  • 1926-11-27 Béla Bartok's ballet "Miraculous Mandarin" premieres in Keulen
  • 1934-05-25 Béla Bartòk's "Enchanted Deer" premieres
  • 1935-04-08 Béla Bartok's 5th String quartet premieres in Washington, D.C.
  • 1939-04-23 1st performance of Béla Bartok's 2nd Concerto for violin
  • 1941-01-20 Bela Bartok's 6th string quartet, premieres in NYC
  • 1944-12-01 Béla Bartòk's Concerto for orchestra, premieres
  • 1946-02-08 Béla Bartók's 3rd Concert for piano/orchestra premieres in Philadelphia, PA