Hungarian composer Béla Bartók was born today in Along with Franz List, they are considered the premier Hungarian composers. Opposing the Nazis, he fled Hungary pre WWII days to America and became an American citizen. He passed in
Bela Bartok: Hungarian composer and pianist, considered one of the most important composers of the century. Through his collection and analytical study of folk music, he was one of the founders of ethnomusicology.
Igor Stravinsky and Claude Debussy in the latter’s apartment in the Avenue du Bois de Boulogne, Paris; photo by Erik Satie, June 1910 (Paul Sacher Foundation, Basle) fantomas-en-cavale Debussy et Stravinsky, 1911