Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: Bartok's Romanian Dances

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Bela Bartok, Hungarian pianist and composer University of Florida, Scholar Commons

In the early 1900s, Bela Bartok traveled the dusty back-roads of eastern Europe with a heavy Edison recording machine. He recorded thousands of folk songs that, in turn, inspired his own work. On Wednesday's Performance Today, the Romanian Dances by Bela Bartok, from a concert by the Sinfonietta of Riverdale, New York.