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Bela Bartok Memorial House

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Bela Bartok Memorial House

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DesRB wrote a review Jun 2019
Menai Bridge, United Kingdom108 contributions108 helpful votes
I confess to not being a great fan of much of Bartok’s music, but our visit to his last Hungarian home (from 1932-40) was delightful. The Memorial House, which is quite small, is easily accessible by bus or taxi (we went by taxi to get there early and returned by bus at our leisure), and entry is free with the Budapest card. Being a little bit outside the city also enables you to escape from the city crowds for a while and get up into the hills. We were given a friendly welcome, and shown around the house by one of the staff (there were just 3 other visitors besides us on the tour); visitors are not allowed to wander around by themselves. We saw many of Bartok’s personal effects, together with furniture, his collections of folk-art products, and much else. He seems to have been an avid collector in many areas, both musical and non-musical! The house and the knowledgeable guide portrayed the composer in a much warmer light than is superficially apparent from a lot of his music. The house has toilet facilities for visitors, and there are various Bartok-related items for sale at the reception desk, including a selection of his music. There is also a small concert room where chamber concerts are regularly held. I highly recommend this memorial museum for classical music lovers.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Gil_750 wrote a review Apr 2019
Paris, France122 contributions32 helpful votes
to know better Bela Bartok life very famous in Hungary there is small classicl chamber music in the house interesting garden
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Date of experience: April 2019
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JULIE AND REMI wrote a review Sep 2018
Paris, France121 contributions40 helpful votes
You can take a bus from Szell Kalman ter to visit the house. Easy 7mn walk with nice houses around. If you are lucky or well aware, take the chance to be at a concert in the house. There is a small auditorium with maximum 100 seats, so you have your noze on the piano whan an artist is playing!
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Date of experience: May 2018
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JULIE AND REMI wrote a review May 2018
Paris, France121 contributions40 helpful votes
This Bartok house is surrounded by villas and is in a great area of Buda. In the garden you have a sculpture of Bartok. The museum is nice with some personnal Bartok instruments and music tools; Try to visit the house when there is a concert in the little showroom were you have your nose on the piano!
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Date of experience: September 2017
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incksy wrote a review Apr 2017
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This museum is great for those with a love of or fascination for the composer Bartók. It is easy to find if you have google maps and search for its Hungarian name and it's an easy bus ride out of town into the depths of suburban Buda. The museum is entered by pressing the buzzer at the gate and asking to visit. It is a beautiful, quiet, understated place, as one might expect. We had a very thorough personal tour from one of the staff at the museum, who was clearly very knowledgable. Great to see Bartók's study and piano, which looks to be in fabulous condition. Also his collections of insects, folk instruments and so on, and old ink bottles, papers, bits of pencils and general stuff of everyday life. Some great family photos too. Nice insight into this extraordinary composer's personal world.
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Date of experience: April 2017
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