Bartok's Mikrokosmos: Genesis, Pedagogy, and Style

Bartok's Mikrokosmos: Genesis, Pedagogy, and Style

by Benjamin Suchoff


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Now available in paperback! 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. This in-depth study investigates Bartók's Mikrokosmos from three main viewpoints: the genesis of the pieces, their pedagogical value, and their stylistic qualities. The book is intended for piano teachers, students, and performers as well as anyone interested in Bartók's life and work as pianist, educator, and composer. Cloth originally published in 2002 under ISBN 0-8108-4427-3.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810851634
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 10/21/2004
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.98(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Benjamin Suchoff is Adjunct Professor in the Department of Ethnomusicology at the University of California, Los Angeles and a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. He has been successor trustee of the estate of Béla Bartók, curator of its New York Bartók Archive, and editor of the fifteen-volume Bartók Archive Studies in Musicology Series and the two volumes of the Bartók Archive Edition series of piano works.

Table of Contents

Part 1 PART ONE: Genesis Chapter 2 1. BARTÓK AS PIANIST Chapter 3 2. BARTÓK AS TEACHER Chapter 4 3. BACKGROUND AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE MIKROKOSMOS Part 5 PART TWO: Pedagogy Chapter 6 4. TECHNIQUE AND MUSICIANSHIP Chapter 7 5. FORMAT AND DEFINITIONS Chapter 8 6. VOLUME ONE Chapter 9 7. VOLUME TWO Chapter 10 8. VOLUME THREE Chapter 11 9. VOLUME FOUR Chapter 12 10. VOLUME FIVE Chapter 13 11. VOLUME SIX Part 14 PART THREE: Style Chapter 15 12. BARTÓK'S MUSICAL LANGUAGE Chapter 16 13. VOLUME ONE Chapter 17 14. VOLUME TWO Chapter 18 15. VOLUME THREE Chapter 19 16. VOLUME FOUR Chapter 20 17. VOLUME FIVE Chapter 21 18. VOLUME SIX

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