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Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: Bartok the Ethnomusicologist

Bela Bartok using a gramophone to record folk songs (1908) Public domain via Wikimedia Commons

Hungarian composer Bela Bartok was one of the founders of the field of ethnomusicology. He traveled the dusty back roads of Hungary and Romania, recording tens of thousands of folk songs, and that work inspired many of his own compositions. On today's episode, join us for Bartok's Hungarian Folk Tunes, from a concert at the Music@Menlo festival.

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