44 Duos for 2 Violins, Sz.98 (Bartók, Béla)

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Publisher. Info. Vienna: Universal Edition, 1933. Plates U.E. 10452a, b.
Reissue - New York: Boosey & Hawkes, 1960.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions


For 2 Guitars (Goldau)

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Arranger Bernd Goldau
Publisher. Info. Bernd Goldau
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General Information

Work Title 44 Duos for 2 Violins
Alternative. Title
Composer Bartók, Béla
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Sz.98
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IBB 9
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 44 pieces:
Heft 1
  1. Teasing song. Andnate (E major)
  2. Maypole dance. Andnate (G major)
  3. Menuetto. Moderato (G major)
  4. Midsummer night song. Risoluto (A major)
  5. Slovakian song (1). Molto moderato (E major)
  6. Hungarian song (1). Moderatamente mosso (E minor)
  7. Walachian song. Allegro moderato (D minor)
  8. Slovakian song (2). Andante (E phyrgian)
  9. Play song. Allegro non troppo (G lydian)
  10. Ruthenian song. Andante (E phyrgian)
  11. Cradle song. Lento (B major major/E minor)
  12. Hay song. Lento religioso (B mixolydian)
  13. Wedding song. Adagio (A mixolydian)
  14. Pillow dance. Allegretto (A mixolydian)
Heft 2
15. Soldier's song. Maestoso (G major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1931
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation 2 violins