Kossuth-A Symphonic Poem

Bartok’s Kossuth, A Symphonic Tone Poem Kossuth, a symphonic poem written by Béla Bartók in 1903, was written in honor of the Hungarian politician Lajos Kossuth, a hero of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848. Bartók’s symphonic poem music tells the story of Kossuth, starting with a portrait of him, recounting the revolution and in the eight movements paints a picture of the Austrians approaching by using a minor key parody of the Austrian National Anthem, the ensuing battle and defeat of the Hungarians. The music of Richard Strauss had a strong influence on Bartók, in particular his symphonic poem Ein … Continue reading Kossuth-A Symphonic Poem