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Bartók, Béla BĂ©la BartĂłk
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(1881 - 1945)
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Bartók, Béla: "Roumanian Folk Dances" for Piano

"Roumanian Folk Dances" for Piano
Sz. 56, BB 68 No's 2 & 3
Béla Bartók

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Composer :BĂ©la BartĂłkBartók, Béla (1881 - 1945)
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BĂ©la BartĂłkMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Date :1915
Copyright :Public Domain
Béla Viktor János Bartók (1881 – 1945) was a Hungarian composer and pianist. He is considered one of the most important composers of the 20th century; he and Liszt are regarded as Hungary's greatest composers (Gillies 2001). Through his collection and analytical study of folk music, he was one of the founders of ethnomusicology.

Romanian Folk Dances, Sz. 56, BB 68 is a suite of six short piano pieces composed by Béla Bartók in 1915. He later orchestrated it for small ensemble in 1917 as Sz. 68, BB 76.

It is based on seven Romanian tunes from Transylvania, originally played on fiddle or shepherd's flute. The original name for the piece was titled Romanian Folk Dances from Hungary but was later changed by Bartók when Transylvania joined Romania in 1918. It is nowadays available in the 1971 edition which is written with key signatures although Bartok rarely ever wrote key signatures.

The second movement is a typical dance from Romania called "Brâul" (Peasant Costume), for which traditionally a sash or a waistband was used. This melody came from Igriș, in the Banat region.

The third dance "Der Stampfer" (Standing Still) comes also from Igriş, but its theme is much darker and its melody recreates Middle Eastern instruments, such as the flute.
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Sheet central :Six Danses populaires roumaines (15 sheet music)
Added by magataganm the 2013-06-16

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