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44 Duets for Two Violas

(From the 44 Violin Duets)

By Bela Bartok

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Viola Duet
(From the 44 Violin Duets). Composed by Bela Bartok (1881-1945). Edited by Claude Bigelow and Donald Maurice. EMB. Classical. Softcover. 56 pages. Editio Musica Budapest #Z14970. Published by Editio Musica Budapest (HL.50600792).

Item Number: HL.50600792

9.25x12 inches. Trans. Donald Maurice, Claude Bigelow.

Béla Bartók 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 Bartók's original faithfully.

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