Topic: Selecting repertoire
Key concepts: Keyboard basics
Bartok in Asheville, NC – Albemarle Inn
In 1941 the property described below became the Albemarle Inn, a luxurious Bed & Breakfast, which is still in operation today. Renowned Hungarian Composer, Bela Bartok was a guest in 1943 during which time he composed the Second Movement of his Third Piano Concerto.
Study a piece of Asheville’s rich history via this Neoclassical Revival home listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1909 by local physician Dr. Carl V. Reynolds, this stunning building was his personal residence until 1920, when the property was sold and run as the Grove Park School for Girls, and later becoming a boarding house. Impressive Corinthian columns adorn the wide stone veranda which evokes the image of a Southern Mansion. Meticulous craftsmanship is seen throughout, from the oak-paneled grand staircase, expansive pocket doors, and ornate details.