|Hungarian composer Bela Bartok was known for integrating unusual Magyar musical themes and rhythms into his works, as well as for his unique approach to composition. A highly educated man, Bartok spoke fourteen languages and dialects. He served as a professor of piano at the Royal Academy in Music in Budapest, as well as a scholar in residence at Columbia University from 1940-42.
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Griffiths, Paul; Bartok. with eight pages of photographs, one map and seventy-nine music examples. London : J.M. Dent, 1984.