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He was so deeply touched by the works of Debussy and Manuel de Falla that for a while he was preparing to become a musician. 

Gustav Mahler's widow, Alma Mahler-Werfel packed up all the manuscripts and notes of his husband into a suitcase after the Anschluss to take it with her to the immigration to New York. 

The Auer Trio will be introduced in Warsaw on September 22nd and 23rd by playing the Piano trio in G major (all'Ongarese) by Haydn, as well as pieces by Liszt, Bartók, Kodály, Chopin and Lutosławski. 

While alive, he was even more popular than Mozart and was invited by Katherine, the tsarina of Russia to be her court conductor to Petersburg and then by Napoleon to Paris. 

„It is hard to find a more mysterious man in the 20th century than Bartók. It is still a mystery to me what it would be like to meet him; even if I have seen a lot of photos and have read a lot about him I can't imagine encountering him in the street. 

During one of his holidays in the Mátra mountains Zoltán Kodály had left his golden watch at the swimming pool and later he could not find it there.