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44 Duets for two violas

From the 44 Violin Duets

By Bela Bartok

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From the 44 Violin Duets. Composed by Bela Bartok (1881-1945). Edited by Claude Bigelow and Donald Maurice. Bartok Transcriptions. Classical. Softcover. 56 pages. Editio Musica Budapest #EMBZ14970. Published by Editio Musica Budapest (HL.50600792).

Item Number: HL.50600792

ISBN 9790080149706. Bach (23 x 30,2 cm) inches. Hungarian, English, German, French. Donald Maurice,; Claudine Bigelow.

Bela Bartok composed his 44 Violin Duos in 1931, at the urging of the German violin pedagogue Erich Doflein. With two exceptions, all the pieces are based on original folk music themes, most of which the composer himself collected in the course of his numerous collecting trips to the Carpathian Basin and in Algeria. Although conceived as parts of a pedagogically motivated set, these little pieces are highly effective in concert performance as well. The viola transcriptions follow Bartok's original faithfully. (The audio samples included below come from the album Voices from the Past: Bela Bartok's 44 Duos & Original Field Recordings (transposed for two violas). + 2013 by Tantara Records. All rights reserved.).

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