Bartok -- Romanian Folk Dances, Sz. 56 for the Piano composed by Bela Bartok (1881-1945). Edited by Maurice Hinson. For Piano. Book; CD; Masterworks; Piano Collection. Alfred Masterwork CD Edition. 20th Century; Folk; Masterwork. Intermediate; Late Intermediate. 16 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.37158).
ISBN 073907766X. 20th Century; Folk; Masterwork.
This set of six pieces is based on folk song melodies and dance forms from Transylvania which was annexed to Romania in 1920. The contrasting melodies were originally for violin or shepherd's flute, but the unusual harmonies are original with Bartók. The performance time for the complete set of dances is approximately 4 minutes, 15 seconds. Included is an outstanding CD recording from the Naxos label.
List/syllabus: WI Piano 2012-13.