In the home of one of the very first Westerners to record non Western music on location… Maestro Bela Bartok… Bartok’s home in Budapest was converted into a museum, containing his vast collection of Hungarian folk art, photographs, manuscripts, his piano and his desk, seen here.
On his desk are his typewriter and wax cylinder recorder, used to record folk music in Transylvania. Perhaps even in Turkey and North Africa! Bartok was certainly one of the first Westerners to make field recordings, both in the West and in the East. Also on the desk is Kavi Alexander Stellavox SM 8 recorder!