Bela Bartok

Béla Viktor János Bartók (March 25, 1881 – September 26, 1945) was a Hungarian composer and pianist.

He is considered one of the most important composers of the 20th century; he and Liszt are regarded as Hungary’s greatest composers (Gillies 2001). Through his collection and analytical study of folk music, he was one of the founders of ethnomusicology.