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Bartokś Mikrokosmos : genesis, pedagogy, and style

Author: Benjamin Suchoff
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Béla Bartók's Mikrokosmos is a collection of 153 pieces for piano designed by the composer as a series graded according to difficulty. The pieces were written between 1926 and 1939, and have become by far the best-known series of teaching pieces by a major composer in the twentieth century.
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Suchoff, Benjamin.
Bartokś Mikrokosmos.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2004
(OCoLC)59225585
Named Person: Béla Bartók; Béla Bartók; Béla Bartók
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Suchoff
ISBN: 9781461656722 1461656729 129938532X 9781299385320
OCLC Number: 839834564
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 185 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Part One: Genesis; 1. Bartók As Pianist; The Concert Artist: 1903-1943; The Piano Style; 2. Bartók as Teacher; Tutorial and Editorial Activities; Pedagogical Works; Principles of Piano Teaching; Principles of Piano Technique; 3. Background And Development Of The Mikrokosmos; The Manuscripts; Bartók's Recitals and Recordings; Part Two: Pedagogy; 4. Technique And Musicianship; The Mikrokosmos and General Educational Theory; The Mikrokosmos and Trends in Piano Teaching. Bartók's Pedagogical ApproachBartók's Ideas Concerning Piano Playing; Percussive Touch-Forms; Nonpercussive Touch-Forms; Bartók's Ideas Concerning Musicianship; 5. Format And Definitions; 6. Volume One: Nos. 1-36 and Exercises 1-4; 7. Volume Two: Nos. 37-66 and Exercises 5-18; 8. Volume Three: Nos. 67-96 and Exercises 19-31; 9. Volume Four: Nos. 97-121 and Exercises 32-33; 10. Volume Five: Nos. 122-139; 11. Volume Six: Nos. 140-153; Part Three: Style; 12. Bartók's Musical Language; Tonality; Melody; Rhythm; Polymodal Chromaticism; Cellular Configurations; Harmony; Form; Counterpoint. 13. Volume One: Nos. 1-3614. Volume Two: Nos. 37-66; 15. Volume Three: Nos. 67-96; 16. Volume Four: Nos. 97-121; 17. Volume Five: Nos. 122-139; 18. Volume Six: Nos. 140-153; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index; About the Author.
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