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Mikrokosmos - Volume 4 (Pink)

New Definitive Edition

By Bela Bartok

New Definitive Edition. Composed by Bela Bartok (1881-1945). BH Piano. 20th Century, Hungarian and Instructional. Instructional book. With standard notation, introductory text and instructional text. 56 pages. Boosey & Hawkes #M060080043. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48011051).

Item Number: HL.48011051

ISBN 9780851626031. 9x12 inches.

The definitive edition (1987) of the piano teaching classic. Includes an introduction by the composer's son Peter Bartok. 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 Bartok's life and the rhythms and harmonies employed create music that is as modern today as when the cycle was written.ngarian. The 153 pieces making up Mikrokosmos are divided into six volumes arranged according to technical and musical difficulty. Major teaching points highlighted in Mikrokosmos 4: Thumb undervention, crossed hands, triplets in 9/8 time.

  • Notturno 
  • Thumbs Under 
  • Hands Crossing 
  • In Folk Song Style 
  • Diminished Fifth 
  • Harmonics 
  • Minor And Major 
  • Wandering Through The Keys 
  • Game (with two five-tone scales) 
  • Children's Song 
  • Melody In The Mist 
  • Wrestling 
  • From The Island Of Bali 
  • And the Sounds Clash and Clang... 
  • Intermezzo 
  • Variations On A Folk Tune 
  • Bulgarian Rhythm (1) 
  • Theme and Inverstion 
  • Bulgarian Rhythm (2) 
  • Song 
  • Bourree 
  • Triplets In 9/8 Time 
  • Dance In 3/4 Time 
  • Triads 
  • Two-part Study 

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  • August 04, 2008 Bartok Mikrocosmos

    Bartok is so difficult! Even these relatively easy exercises are a trial for a pianist who is not accustomed to his style. Excellent training, nevertheless.

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