Mikrokosmos : 153 Progressive Piano Pieces: New Defintive Edition 1987

Mikrokosmos : 153 Progressive Piano Pieces: New Defintive Edition 1987

Book Title: Mikrokosmos : 153 Progressive Piano Pieces: New Defintive Edition 1987

Author: Bartok, Bela

Format: Paperback | 46 pages

Publication Date: 01 Jun 2004

ISBN-13: 9780851626024

(BH Piano). The definitive edition (1987) of the piano teaching classic. Includes an introduction by the composer's son Peter Bartok. (English/French/German/Hungarian text). 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. The 153 pieces making up Mikrokosmos are divided into six volumes arranged according to technical and musical difficulty. Major teaching points highlighted in Mikrokosmos 2: Staccato, legato, accompaniment in broken triads, accents Volume 2 contains Nos. 37 - 66