Béla Bartók (1881–1945)

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Born in Hungary in 1881, Bartok began his musical studies on the piano at age five. His mother was his first teacher; after his father died in 1888, the Bartok family moved to Nagyszolos, where Bela continued his piano studies and took up composition. At age eleven, he made his first public appearance, playing his own piano music. Bartok enrolled ... See full bio »

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The Shining Soundtrack
Ready Player One Soundtrack
Anthropoid Soundtrack


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 2019/I Long Time No See (writer: "Quatuor n°4 (allegretto pizzicato), 1928")
 2019 Legion (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chapter 26 (2019) ... (writer: "Bluebeard's Castle, Sz 48 (Op.11) Door V. Ah! Lásdez az én birodalmam" - uncredited)
 2019 The Souvenir (music: "Duke Bluebeard's Castle")
 2018 (In Here) I Am God (Short) (writer: "Piano Concerto No 1")
 2018 Ready Player One (writer: "Adagio [Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, Sz. 106]")
 2018 The Silent Revolution (writer: "Improvisations on Hungarian Peasant Songs op. 20")
 2016 Anthropoid (writer: "Sonata for Solo Violin")
 2015/II Simon Says (Short) (writer: "String Quartet No.4, Sz.91")
 2012 Eröffnung der Wiener Festwochen 2012 - Eurovision Young Musicians 2012 (TV Special) (writer: "Viola Concerto")
 2010 The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Rob Lowe/Jane Krakowski/Hilary Hahn (2010) ... (writer: "Romanian Dances V and VI" - uncredited)
 2008 Polyformia (Short) (music: "Music for Strings")
 2007 Discovering Masterpieces of Classical Music (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Béla Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra (2007) ... (writer: "Concerto for Orchestra")
 2004 Melinda and Melinda (writer: "String Quartet No. 4" (1927))
 2004 Control Room (Documentary) (writer: "Control Room Intro Theme")
 2003 Drakengard (Video Game) (writer: "The Miraculous Mountain")
 2003 Berlin Philharmonic Europakonzert: From Lisbon (TV Special) (music: "Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116")
 2001 El grosso concerto (Video) (writer: "Danzas Folklóricas Rumanas")
 2000 Aleph, lectures contades (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Franz Kafka (2000) ... (writer: "Dance Suite", "Music For Strings, Percussion and Celesta", "Piano Concerto No. 1")
 2000 Playing Mona Lisa (writer: "Suite Opus 14")
 1999 Being John Malkovich (writer: "Allegro, from Music for Strings")
 1997 Little Dieter Needs to Fly (Documentary) (writer: "Buciumeana")
 1996 Hamsun (writer: "44 duos for 2 violins, No. 21")
 1995 Ulrike Marie Meinhof (Documentary) (writer: "Quatuor a cordes no. 5")
 1988 Duke Bluebeard's Castle (TV Movie) (writer: "A Kékszakállú Herceg vára")
 1988 The Good Mother (writer: "Vol. 1, No 4. - Allegro")
 1986 Singing the Blues in Red (music: "Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion", "Mikrokosmos")
 1986 Black Sequence (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Grandeur et décadence d'un petit commerce de cinéma (1986) ... (writer: "Intermezzo interrotto. Allegretto")
 1983 China Lake (Short) ("Divertimento for Strings", "Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta")
 1981 Grâce à la musique (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Béla Bartók (1981) ... (music: "Danses populaires roumaines I: Danse du bâton")
 1980 Cosmos (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Shores of the Cosmic Ocean (1980) ... (writer: "The Miraculous Mandarin, No. 8" - uncredited)
 1980 The Shining (music: "Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta (Movement III)")
 1979 Caniche (writer: "Adaggio", "El Gran Mandarín", "Andante Tranquilo", "Allegro")
 1976 Teenage Deviate (writer: "The Barbarian" - uncredited)
 1975 Rape Victims (writer: "The Barbarian" - uncredited)
 1974 In Search of Dracula (Documentary) (writer: "Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta")
 1972 Doomwatch (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Fire and Brimstone (1972) ... (writer: "The Miraculous Mandarin" - uncredited)
 1971 Public Eye (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Slip Home in the Dark (1971) ... (writer: "Music For Strings, Percussion and Celesta")
 1967-1968 Doctor Who (TV Series) (writer - 7 episodes)
- The Web of Fear: Episode 1 (1968) ... (writer: "Music For Strings, Percussion and Celesta" - uncredited)
- The Enemy of the World: Episode 6 (1968) ... (writer: "The Miraculous Mandarin" - uncredited)
- The Enemy of the World: Episode 5 (1968) ... (writer: "Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta", "The Miraculous Mandarin" - uncredited)
- The Enemy of the World: Episode 4 (1968) ... (writer: "Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta" - uncredited)
- The Enemy of the World: Episode 3 (1968) ... (writer: "The Miraculous Mandarin" - uncredited)
 1968 Contrasts (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Vegh Quartet (1968) ... (writer: "String Quartet No. 1 in A minor ")
 1967 The Illiac Passion (writer: "Music Selections")
 1966 A la memoria del autor (Short) (writer: "Violin concert")
 1966 Un paso al frente (Short) (writer: "Hungarian Sketches")
 1965 Not Reconciled (writer: "Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion, Sz. 110 / BB 115 - I. Assai lento, Allegro troppo")
 1963 Last Night (writer: "Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, Sz. 106: III. Adagio (Mono Version)")
  New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts (TV Series) (music - 1 episode, 1963) (writer - 1 episode, 1959)
- Young Performers - No. 5 (1963) ... (music: "Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra")
- What Is a Concerto? (1959) ... (writer: "Concerto for Orchestra")
 1963 Herzog Blaubarts Burg (writer: "Opera music" )
 1963 Flaming Creatures (writer: "Concerto for Solo Violin")
 1963 Cantata (writer: "Cantata Profana")
 1957 À la découverte des Français (TV Series documentary short) (music - 1 episode)
- La Butte-à-la-Reine (1957) ... (music: "Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116 V Finale")
 1953 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 1984 (1953) ... (writer: "Concerto for Orchestra (3rd Movement)")
 1946 The Catch (TV Short) (music: "Rumanian Dances")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Concerto for Orchestra (1943) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 6 Print Biographies | See more »

Alternate Names:

Bartók | Bartók Béla

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Was interred in the Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, New York, but after the fall of Hungarian communism in 1988, his remains were transferred to Budapest, Hungary for a state funeral on July 7, 1988 with interment in Budapest's Farkasreti Cemetery.

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