1881 - Béla Bartók was born 25th of March in Transylvanian town Nagyszentmiklós Hungary.
1899 - Bartók followed Dohnányi to the Academy of Music in Budapest.
1903 - Bartók produced his first major work, the symphonic poem, Kossuth, honoring Lajos Kossuth, hero of the Hungarian revolution.
1906 - Bartók began his collecting in Hungary's Békés County.
1907 - Became a piano instructor at the Budapest Academy.
1909 - Bartók married Márta Ziegler.
1919 - He and Kodály were temporarily suspended from their Academy posts for political reasons.
1917 - First mature work, the opera Bluebeard's Castle, Bartók translated his own sense of profound spiritual isolation into music.
- He pursued the same theme in the fairy-tale ballet The Wooden Prince, and the ballet-pantomime The Miraculous Mandarin.
1926 - Wrote The Miraculous Mandarin tells a sordid modern story of prostitution, robbery, and murder.
1931 - Went to the French Embassy to accept the Légion d'honneur.
1934 - He wrote his fifth string quartet for the American Elisabeth Sprague Coolidge.
1936 - For the Swiss conductor Paul Sacher he composed Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta.
1937 - The Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion.
1939- He wrote for Divertimento.
1940 - Bartók sailed for America with his wife.
1945 - On 26th of September Bartók died in a New York hospital.
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