Gregynog Festival 2022 - 'Baffling!': Bela Bartok in Aberystwyth
Dr Rhian Davies, 'Baffling!': Bela Bartok in Aberystwyth
On 16 March 1922, the great Hungarian pianist-composer Béla Bartók made his UK public recital début at the Parish Hall in Aberystwyth, playing his own compositions plus a Beethoven Piano Trio with members of the University chamber ensemble.
A hundred years on, Rhian Davies considers this remarkable occasion, described by the Cambrian News as ‘an epoch-marking occurrence in the career of the music students’ and by Professor Walford Davies as ‘Baffling’!
Artistic Director of the Gregynog Festival since 2006, Dr Rhian Davies is a historian of Welsh music and an Honorary Fellow of Bangor University.
Sunday, 26 June 2022, 2.30pm
The Music Room, Gregynog, Tregynon, Newtown, Powys SY16 3PW
Sun 26 June