Bartók in Britain

Name of traveller

Béla Bartók (1881-1945)

Reason for travel

  • concert at Aberystwyth 16 March 1922
It is a magnificent, hilly region, with a wild, rocky seashore, and there isn’t a single cloud in the sky. (Bartók 33)


  • written to his sister on a postcard of the view 'from Constitution Hill'
  • terrain: comments on the 'wild, rocky seashore', and the cloudless sky
  • original letter included in Hungarian publication: Bartók Béla családi levelei. Ed. Béla Bartók jr. Budapest: Edito Musica, 1981. Print.

Nationality of traveller


Language of publication

English, translated from Hungarian

Gender of traveller


Type of publication



Bartók, BélaBartók in Britain. Ed. Malcolm Gillies. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1989. 33. Print.