Most often hailed as a world-class composer, Béla Bartók was also a preeminent etnographer. A true pioneer, he carried out field recordings in all of Hungary’s neighbouring countries as well as Turkey and North Africa. Just like today’s world musicians, Bartók aimed to preserve, renew and spread folk music as widely as possible. Bartók’s oeuvre is an unfailing source of inspiration, providing the base of new projects and pieces. Speakers look at Bartók’s influence in the world.