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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 AnnualDavid Yeomans's study is certainly to be recommended for all good music libraries, pianists and students of Bartok." -The Music ReviewAlthough 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." -ClavierThis 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 JournalThis 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.show more

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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 156.5 x 235 x 12.4mm | 300.02g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253213835
  • 9780253213839
  • 1,449,727

Table of contents

Introduction: Bartok as Pianist and Piano TeacherUsing the Survey*Chronological Survey of Bartok's Solo Piano WorksFunderal March from Kossuth, Sz. 21Four Piano Pieces, Sz. 22Rhapsody, Op. 1, Sz. 22Rhapsody, Op. 1, Sz. 26Three Hungarian Foilsongs from Csik, Sz. 35afourteen Bagatelles, Op. 6, Sz. 29Ten Easy Piano Pieces, Sz. 29Two Elegies, op. 8b, Sz. 41For Children (Volumes I and II), Sz. 42 Two Romanian Dances, Op. 8a, Sz. 43Seven Sketches, Op. 9b, Sz. 44Four Dirges, Op. 9a, Sz. 45Two Pictures, Op. 12, Sz. 46Three Burlesques, Op. 8c, Sz. 47Allegro Barbaro, Sz. 49Piano Method, Sz. 52The First Term at the Piano, Sz. 53Sonatina, Sz. 55Romanian Folk Dances, Sz. 56Romanian Christmas Songs (Series I and II), Sz. 57Suite, Op. 14, Sz. 62Three Hungarian Folk-tunes, Sz. 66Fifteen Hungarian Peasant Songs, Sz. 71Three Studies, Op. 18, Sz. 72Improvisations on Hungarian Peasant Songs, Op. 20, Sz. 74Dance Suite, Sz. 77Sonata, Sz. 80Out of Doors, Sz. 81Nine Little Piano Pieces, Sz. 82Three rondos on Folk Tunes, Sz. 84Petite Suite, Sz. 105Mikrokosmos (Volumes I-VI), Sz. 107Appendix A: Solo Piano Works in Order of DifficultyApopendix B: Publishers' AddressesAppendix C: Editions and Transcriptions by Bartok of Keyboard Works by Other ComposersAppendix D: Critical Survey of Teaching Editions and Collections of Bartok's Piano MusicBibliographyIndexshow more

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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." --Claviershow more

About David Yeomans

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

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