The Great Composer Quiz – June 26, 2020

This time, with statues coming down across America, it’s Quiz about statues. There are statues of this Great Composer all over the world. There is one installed in front of the one of the houses he owned in the hills above his hometown, which is now a house museum. But there are other statues of our Great Composer in Brussels, in a public square near the train station; Onslow Square in London, outside Malvern Court, where our Great Composer performed. There is a bust of him in front of the Ankara State Conservatory in Turkey, and a statue in Paris, in a public park near the Seine; and there is a bust and plaque at his last residence on West 57th Street, New York City. So who was this statuesque man, this Great Composer?

László Marton’s bust of Béla Bartók which stands outside the Ankara Conservatory.

Time’s up, pencils down, the Great Composer whose likeness in bronze can be seen outside Malvern Court in London, in front of the Ankara State Conservatory, in a Parisian park near the Seine, on West 57th Street, and in his hometown of Nagyszentmiklós, Hungary, Austria-Hungary (now Sânnicolau Mare, Romania). The answer is Béla Bartók.

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