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Live Zoom Discussion with Lucian Ban on Bela Bartok

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Live Zoom Discussion with Lucian Ban on Bela Bartok

Tune in to this live Zoom discussion about Bela Bartok, hosted by Lucian Ban

Transylvanian born, Brooklyn based pianist and composer Lucian Ban will discuss Bartok’s lifelong dedication and passion for the folk music of Romanian people, his research trips and field recordings at the beginning of the Twentieth Century in Transylvania and beyond. Developed within the Retracing Bartok project developed by Jazz Updates organization for Timisoara 2023 European Capital of Culture, the project is conceived as a celebration of  the extraordinary richness of the Romanian folk music and it is both an artistic reflection on the transformation of folk into contemporary culture and the retracing of Bela Bartok story and love for Romania and its musical heritage. Part of the project Lucian Ban together with American violist Mat Maneri  and legendary British reed player John Surman have released in 2020 “ Transylvanian Folk Songs / The Bela Bartok Field Recordings”  – an NPR Best Album of The Year and multiple award winning release for Sunnyside Records.

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