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

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Sheet Music


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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/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)
16. Burlesque. Allegretto (B major)
17. Hangarian march (1). Tempo di marcia, allegramente (A major)
18. Hangarian march (2). Tempo di marcia (D dorian)
19. A fairy Tale. Molto tranquillo (B locrian)
20. A rhythm song. Allegretto (A dorian)
21. New Year's song (1). Adagio (C minor)
22. Mosquito dance. Allegro molto (A phrygian)
23. Bride's farewell. Lento rubato (D minor)
24. Comic song. Allegro scherzando (D major)
25. Hungarian song (2). Allegretto, leggero (A minor)
Heft 3
26. Teasing song. Scherzando (A major)
27. Limping dance. Allegro non troppo (A major)
28. Sorrow. Lento, poco rebato (A minor)
29. New Year's greeting (2). Tempo giusto (B phrygian)
30. New Year's greeting (3). Allegro (E minor)
31. New Year's greeting (4). Allegro non troppo (F major)
32. Dance from Máramaros. Allegro giocoso (D dorian)
33. Harvest song. Lento (A minor/G dorian)
34. Counting song. Allegramente (A major)
35. Ruthenian Kolomejka. Allegro (A dorian)
36. Bagpipes. Allegro molto (A mixolydian)
36a. A 36 Sz. Változata (Variant of No. 36). Allegro molto (A mixolydian)
Heft 4
37. Prelude and canon. Lento (B dorian)
38. Romanian whirling dance. Allegro (D major)
39. Serbian dance. Allegro molto (B mixolydian)
40. Rumanian dance. Comodo (G minor)
41. Scherzo. Vivace (D major)
42. Arabian song. Allegro (A minor)
43. Pizzicato. Allegretto (E minor)
44. Transylvanian dance. (A minor)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1931
First Publication. 1933 Universal Edition
Dedication Erich Doflein
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation 2 violins
Related Works Bartók arranged 6 numbers for piano in Petite Suite for Piano
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