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Bartók Béla: Improvisations on Hungarian Peasant Songs

Urtext Edition

sheet music

Op. 20
Edited by Somfai László
Setting: Piano
Series: Separate Editions from the Bartók Critical Edition
Period: 20th Century
Language: English, German, French
Length: 36 pages
Weight: 0.156 kg
Publisher: G. Henle Verlag - Editio Musica Budapest
Item number: HN1405
ISMN: 9790201814056
After his 15 Hungarian Peasant Songs (HN 1404), these improvisations are the second of Bartók's works to feature the words Hungarian peasant songs in their title. The manner in which he confronts folk melodies with subtle,avant-garde sounds here was later described by Bartók himself as venturing to the outermost limits. He also breaks up the song structures so radically into their constituent motives that the title improvisations best conveys hisapproach to this folk music. The musical text of t
Separate Editions from the Bartók Critical Edition
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