Sunday, July 29, 2007
Bela Bartok (1881-1945)
I cannot conceive of music that expresses absolutely nothing
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Bela Bartok (March 25, 1881 - September 26, 1945) was a composer and collector of East European folk music. He was born in Nagyszentmiklos, Hungary (now Sinnicolau Mare, Romania), and died in New York in the United States from leukemia.
Bartok was one of the founders of the field of ethnomusicology. [This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License and uses material adapted in whole or in part from the Wikipedia article on Bela Bartok.]