Bartók Béla: For Children
Wissenschaftliche Gesamtausgabe mit Kritischem Bericht. Band 37
Edited by Lampert Vera, Vikárius László
Series: Béla Bartók Complete Critical Edition
Genre: Complete Edition
Period: 20th Century
Language: Hungarian, English, German
Length: 396 pages
Published: December 2016
Publisher: G. Henle Verlag - Editio Musica Budapest
Item number: 15037
Other reference: HN6200
The piano cycle For Children is the first of the 48 planned volumes of the Béla Bartók Complete Critical Edition to appear. It takes a synoptic form, in which each folksong adaptation appears in two versions on facing pages: that of the first edition of 1909 to 1911, and the revised score of 1943. Appendix I contains Bartók’s notes to the first edition, stating the place of origin and the text of each song, accompanied by notation of the melody and an English translation of the words. Appendix II adds further variants for some pieces. The score is accompanied by a detailed study of its origin and reception in English, Hungarian and German, followed by notes to performers on Bartók’s notation and on performance problems specific to For Children. The Critical Commentary at the end of the volume presents the entire source material of the work.
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