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Béla Bartók (1881-1945)
Monday 19 June 2006 12:00-13:00 (Radio 3)
Repeated: Monday 26 June 2006 0:00-1:00 (Radio 3)
The Hungarian composer and pianist Béla Bartok was born into a time of intense political turmoil in his homeland. During his formative years, Bartok was caught up in a surge of nationalism that gripped Hungary and informed many of his early compositions. But, as Donald Macleod discovers, it wasn't long before another, stronger influence was to transform his life and work.
Ha kimagyek arr a magos tetore (If I climb the rocky mountains)