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Bartok -- Romanian Folk Dances, Sz. 56 for the Piano

By Bela Bartok

Piano - Intermediate; Late Intermediate
Composed by Bela Bartok (1881-1945). Edited by Maurice Hinson. Masterworks; Piano Collection. Alfred Masterwork Edition. 20th Century; Folk; Masterwork. Book. 16 pages. Alfred Music #00-8091. Published by Alfred Music (AP.8091).

Item Number: AP.8091

ISBN 088284864X. English.

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 Bartok. The performance time for the complete set of dances is approximately 4 minutes, 15 seconds.

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  • September 08, 2008 Bartok Roumanian Dances

    This was a very nice edition, with short descriptions of the type of folk dance each piece was based on. Large type, easy to read for older eyes. Deceptively simple to play, but full of nuances (and better suited) for the advanced pianist.

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