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NET Festival
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Series release date: C. 1968

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NET FESTIVAL - "Bartok at Tanglewood: Concerto for Orchestra": Commemoration of 25th anniversary of the Bartok work compares a performance of by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, for which it was originally written, with a rehearsal by the Berkshire Music Center Student Orchestra. Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra was given its world premiere by the Boston Symphony Orchestra on December 1, 1944. In this program Erich Leinsdorf conducts the rehearsal and the performance, both of which took place at the Shed at Tanglewood, on the grounds of the Berkshire Music Center in Lenox, Mass., during the summer of 1968. Bela Bartok (1881-1945), the noted Hungarian composer, pianist and folk music specialist, settled in the United States in 1940, at the onset of World War II. Shortly after his arrival he was given an honorary Doctorate of Music at Columbia University and an appointment to continue his folk song research. He also gave extensive concerts. But the strain on his already poor health made him unable to continue workimg and he died in extreme poverty in New York City. Concerto for Orchestra was Bartok's first post-immigration work.



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Chicago: “NET Festival; BARTOK AT TANGLEWOOD,” 02/28/1969, GBH Archives, accessed April 16, 2024,
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