Bartok Basin

Bartok Basin

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Béla Bartók was a Hungarian composer and pianist (1881-1945), known for his collection and analytical studies of eastern european folk music. When overhearing the eighteen-year-old nanny Lidi Dósa from Transylvania sing folk songs, sparking Bartók’s life long dedication to folk music Thus, he incorporated his country's musical past into modern-day classical compositions. Pulling from Magyar peasant music influences, he observed that it used isometric strophe structure and certain pentatonic formations, along with tempo giusto. These features may jointly differentiate "Hungarian peasant music" from that of any other nation. Bartók studied over 300 melodies, and noted that more modern tunes used for dancing, featured pentatonic turns with frequent leaps in fourths. This monument is located at the bottom of the Carpathian Basin; a region once inhabited by the Magyar peoples. This triangular cactus bed was started by Bartok, who planted it before moving to New York City and is presently cared for by gypsies and peasants who still honor his tribute to their culture's musical history. The color of these cactuses have both the red and green of Hungary's flag.
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