Composer as Refugee: Bartok’s Concerto

Composer as Refugee: Bartok’s Concerto

Béla Bartók, an exile from the Nazis, discouraged and dying of leukemia in a New York hospital, had given up composing. But in 1943, a renewed spirit produced his Concerto for Orchestra.  Our Youth Symphony tackles this “Mount Everest” of virtuosic works, uncovering its secrets.

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