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Mikrokosmos Volume 1 Béla Bartók

Mikrokosmos Volume 1

Béla Bartók

Published June 1st 2004
ISBN : 9781423493044
Paperback
36 pages
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 About the Book 

The definitive edition (1987) of the piano teaching classic. Includes an introduction by the composers son Peter Bartok. In 1945 Bela Bartok described Mikrokosmos as a cycle of 153 pieces for piano written for didactic purposes, seeing them as aMoreThe definitive edition (1987) of the piano teaching classic. Includes an introduction by the composers son Peter Bartok. In 1945 Bela Bartok described Mikrokosmos as a cycle of 153 pieces for piano written for didactic purposes, seeing them as a series of pieces in many different styles, representing a small world, or as the world of the little ones, the children. Stylistically Mikrokosmos reflects the influence of folk music on Bartoks life and the rhythms and harmonies employed create music that is as modern today as when the cycle was written. The 153 pieces making up Mikrokosmos are divided into six volumes arranged according to technical and musical difficulty. Major teaching points highlighted in Mikrokosmos 1: Unison melodies, Question and answer, Imitation and Inversion. Volume with pink covers have text in English, French, German, and Hungarian.