First Term at the Piano, Sz.53 (Bartók, Béla)



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Publisher. Info. Zongora Iskola, Vol.1
Budapest: Rózsavölgyi és Társa, 1917.
Reprinted Piano Music of Béla Bartók, Series II (pp.134-43)
New York: Dover Publications, 1982.
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Work Title First Term at the Piano
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Composer Bartók, Béla
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Sz.53 ; BB.66
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IBB 12
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 23 pieces:
  1. Step one.  = 96 (C major)
  2. Walking. Moderato (C major)
  3. Little invention. Moderato (G mixolydian)
  4. Conversation 1. Moderato (A minor)
  5. Conversation 2.  = 96 (A minor)
  6. Conversation 3. Moderato (C major)
  7. In steps together  = 96 (G major)
  8. Long and short. Moderato (G major)
  9. Brief conversation. (E major)
  10. Folk melody. Moderato (A minor)
  11. Imitation.  = 66 (A minor)
  12. Country song. Moderato (F major)
  13. Follow me. Andante (G major)
  14. Simple sentences. Andante (G major)
  15. Bedtime (Folksong). Allegro (F major)
  16. Menuetto. Andante (C major)
  17. I danced with a pig. Allegro (G minor)
  18. Are you near. Andante (G major)
  19. Smooth syncopations. Andnate (F major)
  20. I vow to thee. Moderato (G minor)
  21. Farmer in the dell. Allegro moderato (G major)
  22. Vigorous dance. Allegro deciso (D minor)
  23. Waltz. Tempo di valse (B minor)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1913/1929
First Publication. 1913 in Zongora Iskola, Vol.1
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation piano
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Piano Works by Béla Bartók