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Peter Bartok in After the Storm: The Exile of Béla Bartók

After the Storm: The American Exile of Béla Bartók

2008 NR

After fleeing Hungary during World War II, composer Bela Bartok spent the final five years of his life in New York. This moving documentary chronicles Bartok's time in America, creating some of his finest work while battling poverty and sickness. Told through the words of his closest friends, colleagues and relatives, this revealing portrait features several of Bartok's best compositions performed by the Budapest Symphony Orchestra.