Bartok for Piano
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Bartók for Piano

A Survey of His Solo Literature
David Yeomans
Distribution: World
Publication date: 7/1/2000
Format: paper 176 pages
6.125 x 9.25
ISBN: 978-0-253-21383-9
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“ . . . 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 Bartók.” —The Music Review

“Although there are currently more than 15 books in print about composer Béla Bartók, 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 Bartók piece.” —Clavier

“This work collects in one place an enormous number of ‘facts’ about the piano music of Bartók . . . for planning concerts and student repertoire, and as a survey of an important body of 20th-century music, this listing is valuable.” —Library Journal

This chronological listing of more than 400 pieces and movements presents in convenient form essential information about each of Bartók’s solo piano works, including its various editions, timing, level of difficulty, pertinent remarks by the composer, and bibliographical references to it.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Bartók as Pianist and Piano Teacher
Using the Survey

*Chronological Survey of
Bartók's Solo Piano Works
Funderal 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
Apopendix B: Publishers' Addresses
Appendix C: Editions and Transcriptions by
Bartók of Keyboard Works by Other Composers
Appendix D: Critical Survey of Teaching Editions and Collections of
Bartók's Piano Music
Bibliography
Index