Bartók, Béla (opera) (Viktor János)
- Paul Griffiths
(b Nagyszentmiklós, Hungary [now Sînnicolau Mare, Romania], March 25, 1881; d New York, Sept 26, 1945). Hungarian composer. He began lessons with his mother, who brought up the family after his father’s death in 1888. In 1894 they settled in Bratislava, where he attended the Gymnasium (Dohnányi was an elder schoolfellow), studied the piano, and composed sonatas and quartets. In ...