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Mikrokosmos for Piano, Volume 6

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From the Publisher

The definitive edition (1987) of the piano teaching classic. Includes an introduction by the composer's son Peter Bartók.

In 1945 Bela Bartok described 'Mikrokosmos' as a cycle of 153 pieces for piano written for 'didactic' purposes, seeing them as a series of pieces in many different styles, representing a small world, or as the 'world of the little ones, the children'. Stylistically Mikrokosmos reflects the influence of folk music on Bartók's life and the rhythms and harmonies employed create music that is as modern today as when the cycle was written.
The 153 pieces making up 'Mikrokosmos' are divided into six volumes arranged according to technical and musical difficulty.

Contents

Foreword to the Definitive Edition
Preface by the Composer
Free Variations
Subject and Reflection
From the Diary of a Fly
Divided Arpeggios
Minor Seconds, Major Sevenths
Chromatic Invention (3)
Ostinato
March
Six Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm (1)
Six Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm (2)
Six Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm (3)
Six Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm (4)
Six Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm (5)
Six Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm (6)
Appendix: Notes

Item Details

Category: Piano Repertoire
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Publisher's reference: BH 100058
Our Stock Code: 1059748
Media Type: Paperback (64 pages [score])