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Bartók Béla: For Children 1-2

Easy piano pieces (without octaves) based on Hungarian children's and folk tunes

Edited by Bartók Péter
Setting: Piano
Genre: Pedagogical performance pieces
Language: Hungarian, English, German
Length: 56 pages
Published: 1963
Item number: 5454
ISMN: 9790080054543
The series For Children (together with Mikrokosmos) belongs undoubtedly to the basic works of piano instuction. It is learned from almost all over the world. The present edition was prepared by the composer's son Péter Bartók living in the United States who used all available manuscripts and other documents which helped clarify the uncertainties concerning the music text. In order to meet this objective, a completely new engraving was made and the editor described the historical background of the emergence and the editions of the work as well as the nature of the corrections. The two volumes based on Hungarian folksongs appear now contracted to one volume with Hungarian and German titles, folksong texts and explanatory notes.

(Hungaroton HCD 12304)

Contents

1.
Children at Play
2.
Children's Song
3.
Quasi adagio
4.
Pillow Dance
5.
Play
6.
Study for the Left Hand
7.
Play Song
8.
Children's Game
9.
Song
10.
Children's Dance
11.
Lento
12.
Allegro
13.
Ballad
14.
Allegretto
15.
Allegro moderato
16.
Old Hungarian Tune
17.
Round Dance
18.
Soldiers' Song
19.
Allegretto
20.
Drinking Song
21.
Allegro robusto
22.
Allegretto
23.
Dance Song
24.
Andante sostenuto
25.
Parlando
26.
Moderato
27.
Jest
28.
Choral
29.
Pentatonic Tune
30.
Jeering Song
31.
Andante tranquillo
32.
Andante
33.
Allegro non troppo
34.
Allegretto
35.
Con moto
36.
Drunkard's Song
37.
Swine Herd's Song
38.
Winter Solstice Song
39.
Allegro moderato
40.
Swine Herd's Dance