Bartok for Piano

Bartok for Piano : A Survey of His Solo Literature

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This chronological listing of more than 400 separate pieces and movement presents in practical and convenient form essential information about each of Bartok's piano works: the year of publication, the various editions in which it has been published, its timing, the level of difficulty from both a technical and an interpretative standpoint, and bibliographical references to it. To this basic material David Yeomans adds pertinent quotations from Bartok and other authorities, a discussion of the original folk material when applicable, a musical analysis, suggestions for performance, and comments on Bartok's own recordings of the work. An introductory chapter traces Bartok's career as a concert pianist and a piano teacher and includes his own performance directives for the interpretation of his piano music. Appendixes contain listings of Bartok's solo piano works in order of technical and musical difficulty, the major publishers of his works, editions and transcription by Bartok of other composers' works, and teaching editions and collections of Bartok's piano music. Teachers, students, and professional performers will find "Bartok for Piano" invaluable in planning courses of study and concerts.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 162.1 x 241.8 x 15.2mm | 427.98g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253310067
  • 9780253310064

Review quote

"... 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

Table of contents

Cover photo by L. Szabadi, courtesy of Bartok Records. Introduction: Bartok as Pianist and Piano Teacher Using the Survey *Chronological Survey of Bartok's Solo Piano Works Funeral 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 Indexshow more