Mikrokosmos - Volume 2 (Pink). (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. 46 pages. Boosey & Hawkes #M060080029. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48011049).
ISBN 0851626025. 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 2: Staccato, legato, accompaniment in broken triads, accents.
Location: from Amsterdam, NL
July 23, 2007
Being a late learner pianoplayer I find great joy in Bartok's inventiveness to make your brain halves work as hard as they possibly can with fun tunes and odd harmonies. I use it next to more conventional learner piano books and it is a fresh breath of air between the...
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