Mikrokosmos - Volume 4 (Blue) (New Definitive Edition). By Bela Bartok (1881-1945). For Piano (Piano). BH Piano. 20th Century, Hungarian and Instructional. Instructional book. Standard notation, introductory text and instructional text. 56 pages. Boosey & Hawkes #M060097348. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48011585).
ISBN 1458429253. With standard notation, introductory text and instructional text. 20th Century, Hungarian and Instructional. 9x12 inches.
The definitive edition (1987) of the piano teaching classic. Includes an introduction by the composer's 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 Bartok's life and the rhythms and harmonies employed create music that is as modern today as when the cycle was written.ngarian. The 153 pieces making up Mikrokosmos are divided into six volumes arranged according to technical and musical difficulty. Major teaching points highlighted in Mikrokosmos 4: Thumb undervention, crossed hands, triplets in 9/8 time.