Bela Bartok: Hungarian composer and pianist, considered one of the most important composers of the century. Through his collection and analytical study of folk music, he was one of the founders of ethnomusicology.
GYULA ILLYES In his poetry Illyés was a spokesman for the oppressed peasant class. Typical is "PEOPLE OF THE PUSZTA", published 1936 which is an account of landless serfs on big agricultural estates of 19th & early 20th c. Hungary. The author, himself was born & brought up on a puszta & he describes the powerlessness of serfs on one hand, & their resilience with which they struggled for a living & for dignity. [Wikimedia & jstor.org]