Béla Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances

Béla Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances for flute and piano

Thoughtfully crafted arrangements of Bartóks traditional character pieces 'Romanian Folk Dances' enhanced with a touch of contemporary playing technique by Gergely Ittzés.

Instrument:
Flute and piano
Edition type:
sheet music
Composer:
Bartók Béla
Grade:
4-5
Theme:
Modern Music
Arranger:
Ittzés Gergely
Edition info:
Sieger "The National Flute Association Award" 2017
  • UE36698
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-7376-1
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-08705-9
  • 23.2 × 30.5 cm
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€14.95

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Description

For many countries, folk dances are important cultural treasures. While a first glance at these compositions shows their clear and simple structure with a distinct musical message, a closer look reveals rhythmic curiosities, interesting harmonic shifts, and a diverse expressive range. These characteristics must have enthralled Bartók, as he undertook several research trips to collect original folk tunes. Doing so, he experienced a wealth of culture, as well as a great diversity of people and nature, which he documented musically without altering the charm and authenticity of each encounter.

Following a number of arrangements of the pieces (originally composed for piano), the Romanian Folk Dances are now available for Flute and Piano. Gergely Ittzé has captured the spirit of the Hungarian composer perfectly with his arrangements, combining an authentic treatment of the classical original with a sprinkle of contemporary elements. The resulting sound effects are a wonderful match for the old Rumanian peasant style of music.


• Style and atmosphere have been captured in six colourful duo movements of intermediate to more advanced difficulty
• These dances with such diverse melodies, rhythms and origins make sophisticated and entertaining concert pieces
• Elementary pedagogical topics such as technique, meter, harmony, and articulation are addressed within authentic pieces of musical art

Reviews

(...) Gergely Ittzés hat freilich nicht einfach Bartóks Notentext auf die beiden Instrumente verteilt, sondern sich auch über die Ausführung gründliche Gedanken gemacht. Die Volksmusik-Vorlagen wurden ursprünglich überwiegend auf der Violine gespielt, zwei der Tänze aber auch auf der Blockflöte. So will der Bearbeiter, höchst aktiver Professor für Flöte an der Széchenyi Universität in Györ, „die Atmosphäre der ursprünglichen Volksklänge vermitteln“ (Vorwort). Dazu verwendet er in drei der sechs Tänze Flageolett-Töne, betont aber, dass „die obere Stimme“ auch „mit normaler Grifftechnik gespielt“ werden kann.
Entstanden ist so eine interessante Sammlung, die mitreißendes Spielmaterial mit vielfältigen Anregungen liefert.
Tibia Nr. 1, 2017 (Ulrich Scheinhammer-Schmid)

Aditional information

Instrument:
Flute and piano
Edition type:
sheet music
Composer:
Bartók Béla
Grade:
4-5
Theme:
Modern Music
Arranger:
Ittzés Gergely
Edition info:
Sieger "The National Flute Association Award" 2017

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