Bela Bartok http://wrti.org en The Musical World of Bela Bartok http://wrti.org/post/musical-world-bela-bartok <p>The Hungarian Fine Arts Commission told Bartok in 1911 that his opera, the only one he would ever write, was no good, not suitable for the stage. With only two singers and no set changes, <i>Bluebeard&#39;s Castle</i> just wasn&#39;t operatic. He&#39;d later tinker with it some, but the immediate effect of the rejection was that, for four years, he almost completely stopped writing music. Now recognized as one of the greatest composers of the 20th century, Bela Bartok--just entering the height of his powers--went into a composing blackout.</p><p>Program:</p> Sat, 07 Jan 2012 21:50:00 +0000 Kile Smith & Jack Moore 2686 at http://wrti.org The Musical World of Bela Bartok