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Bartok for Piano : A Survey of His Solo Literature

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... detailed and thorough... a wealth of information... David Yeomans deserves our thanks for a job exceedingly well done." -American Music Teacher

... a must for pianists... " -American Reference Book Annual

David Yeomans's study is certainly to be recommended for all good music libraries, pianists and students of Bartok." -The Music Review

Although there are currently more than 15 books in print about composer Bela Bartok, this short volume is unique in its focus on his complete oeuvre for solo piano.... Recommended for pianists, piano teachers, and students from lower-division undergraduate level and above." -Choice

... the entire book is indispensable for any of us before we play another Bartok piece." -Clavier

This work collects in one place an enormous number of `facts' about the piano music of Bartok... for planning concerts and student repertoire, and as a survey of an important body of 20th-century music, this listing is valuable." -Library Journal

This chronological listing of more than 400 pieces and movements presents in convenient form essential information about each of Bartok's solo piano works, including its various editions, timing, level of difficulty, pertinent remarks by the composer, and bibliographical references to it.
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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 156.5 x 235 x 12.4mm | 300.02g
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253213835
  • 9780253213839
  • 1,561,803

Table of contents

Introduction: Bartok as Pianist and Piano Teacher
Using the Survey

*Chronological Survey of Bartok's Solo Piano Works
Funderal March from Kossuth, Sz. 21
Four Piano Pieces, Sz. 22
Rhapsody, Op. 1, Sz. 22
Rhapsody, Op. 1, Sz. 26
Three Hungarian Foilsongs from Csik, Sz. 35a
fourteen Bagatelles, Op. 6, Sz. 29
Ten Easy Piano Pieces, Sz. 29
Two Elegies, op. 8b, Sz. 41
For Children (Volumes I and II), Sz. 42
Two Romanian Dances, Op. 8a, Sz. 43
Seven Sketches, Op. 9b, Sz. 44
Four Dirges, Op. 9a, Sz. 45
Two Pictures, Op. 12, Sz. 46
Three Burlesques, Op. 8c, Sz. 47
Allegro Barbaro, Sz. 49
Piano Method, Sz. 52
The First Term at the Piano, Sz. 53
Sonatina, Sz. 55
Romanian Folk Dances, Sz. 56
Romanian Christmas Songs (Series I and II), Sz. 57
Suite, Op. 14, Sz. 62
Three Hungarian Folk-tunes, Sz. 66
Fifteen Hungarian Peasant Songs, Sz. 71
Three Studies, Op. 18, Sz. 72
Improvisations on Hungarian Peasant Songs, Op. 20, Sz. 74
Dance Suite, Sz. 77
Sonata, Sz. 80
Out of Doors, Sz. 81
Nine Little Piano Pieces, Sz. 82
Three rondos on Folk Tunes, Sz. 84
Petite Suite, Sz. 105
Mikrokosmos (Volumes I-VI), Sz. 107

Appendix A: Solo Piano Works in Order of Difficulty
Appendix B: Publishers' Addresses
Appendix C: Editions and Transcriptions by Bartok of Keyboard Works by Other Composers
Appendix D: Critical Survey of Teaching Editions and Collections of Bartok's Piano Music
Bibliography
Index
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"... detailed and thorough ... a wealth of information ... David Yeomans deserves our thanks for a job exceedingly well done." --American Music Teacher" " ... a must for pianists ... " --American Reference Book Annual "David Yeomans's study is certainly to be recommended for all good music libraries, pianists and students of Bart-k." --The Music Review "Although there are currently more than 15 books in print about composer Bela Bartok, this short volume is unique in its focus on his complete oeuvre for solo piano... Recommended for pianists, piano teachers, and students from lower-division undergraduate level and above." -Choice " ... the entire book is indispensable for any of us before we play another Bartok piece." -Clavier "This work collects in one place an enormous number of 'facts' about the piano music of Bartok ... for planning concerts and student repertoire, and as a survey of an important body of 20th-century music, this listing is valuable." --Library Journal. "... the entire book is indispensable for any of us before we play another Bartok piece." --Clavier
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About David Yeomans

David Yeomans is Associate Professor of Music at Texas Woman's University.
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