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Budapest was historically divided by the Danube river into Buda (west) and Pest (east); not until 1872 the two parts were united.
Before the Turkish occupation (1541–1686) leading composers like Finck, Barbireau and Willaert were active, as well as the important lutenist Bálint Bakfark, but their traces are wiped out. Only the 19th and 20th century are represented with tangible memorials, apart from the antique organ of Aquincum.
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Bartók, Kodály, Lajtha
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Explanation of symbols
|A workshop or atelier for instruments or other music items.||Other occasional live music performances|
|A library or archive.||A concert hall or other place for live music.|
|A conservatory or music school.||A place where composers or musicians performed or were employed.|
|A house or building that is closed to the public.||A house or building that can be visited by the public.|
|A single monument.||Two or more monuments.|
|A museum.||Opera house or other place for music theatre performances.|
|A memorial or interesting organ.||A memorial tablet or stone.|
|A single grave.||Two or more graves.|