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Bartók was born in the Banatian town of Nagyszentmiklós in the Kingdom of Hungary (present-day Sânnicolau Mare, Romania) on 25 March 1881.On his father's side, the Bartók family was a Hungarian lower noble family, originating from Borsodszirák, Borsod.His paternal grandmother was a Catholic of Bunjevci origin, but considered herself Hungarian.Bartók's father (1855–1888) was also named Béla. Bartók's mother, Paula (née Voit) (1857-1939), had ethnic German roots but spoke Hungarian fluently.A native of Turócszentmárton (present-day Martin, Slovakia), she also had Hungarian and Slavic ancestry.
Verbier Festival presents Christian Tetzlaff Violin Recital (2016)
Christian Tetzlaff performs E. Ysaÿe's op. 27 Sonata for Solo Violin no. 1 in G minor, J.S. Bach's Violin Sonata no. 3 in C Major (BWV 1005), B. Bartók's Sonata for Solo Violin (Sz. 117), and J.S. Bach's Violin Sonata no. 2 in A minor (BWV 1003). Performed as part of the Verbier Festival.