Meaning of Bartokian in English:


Pronunciation /bɑːˈtɒkɪən/


(also Bartókian)
  • A student or admirer of Bartók or his music; a musician accomplished in the interpretation of Bartók's works.


(also Bartókian)
  • Reminiscent or characteristic of Bartók's music or style of composition; of or relating to Bartók.

    Bartók's compositions are stylistically diverse; his study of folk music, particularly that of Hungary, is often reflected in the rhythms and melodies.


1920s; earliest use found in The Observer. From the name of Béla Bartók, Hungarian composer + -ian.