1915/1925 Transcription for violin and piano by Zoltán Székely of the Romanian Folk Dances by Béla Bartók.
Jocul cu bâta – Brâul – Pe loc – Buciumeana – ‘Poarga’ Româneasca - Manuntelul
Oct 5, 1925
First performed by Zoltán Székely and Béla Bartók in the Musis Sacrum concert hall in Arnhem, the Netherlands
About Zoltán Székely
Venice, September 4, 1925. At the third festival of the International Society for Contemporary Music, a young Hungarian violinist presented his own Sonata for Solo Violin. The response to his performance was overwhelming: thunderous applause from the audience, praise from colleagues and rave reviews from the international press. A splendid success for the young violinist and composer Zoltán Székely. Present in the audience was his future wife, Igminia (Mientje) Everts from Nijmegen. She recalled the impassioned response from the public: “I have seen with my own eyes Stravinsky and Schoenberg standing on their chairs in the Gran Teatro La Fenice in Venice to applaud Zoltán’s performance of his Solo Sonata!”