For Children, Sz.42 (Bartók, Béla)

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Original version (1909)

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Publisher. Info. Budapest: Rozsnyai Károly, n.d.(1909-1911)
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Publisher. Info. Moscow: Muzyka, n.d. Plate 8685
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Misc. Notes Russian translation of verses to folksongs used at the end (last 4 p.)
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Revised version (1945)

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Editor Revised version (Jan. 1945)
Publisher. Info. New York: Boosey & Hawkes, 1946.
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For Strings (Weiner)

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Arranger Leó Weiner (1885-1960)
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My Little Graceful Girl. Adagio (No.17)

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Parsley and Celery. Allegro robusto (No.21)

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Mother, Dear Mother. Allegro scherzando (No.31)

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Book 1 (Based on Hungarian Folksongs)
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General Information

Work Title For Children, Sz.42
Alternative. Title Gyermekeknek
Name Translations Für Kinder; Pour les enfants; For Children; Pro děti; Pre deti
Name Aliases Sz. 42; BB 53
Authorities Wikipedia
Composer Bartók, Béla
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Sz.42
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IBB 13
Key see below
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 85 pieces in 4 volumes:
Volumes 1 and 2 (after Hungarian folksongs)
  1. Sweet as sugar. Allegro (C major)
  2. Sunrise. Andante (C major)
  3. Former friends. Andante (A minor)
  4. Soft tears. Allegro (C major)
  5. Former friends. Poco allegretto (C major)
  6. Country dance. Allegro (D dorian)
  7. Flower song. Andante grazioso (C major)
  8. My gift to you. Allegro (D dorian)
  9. Spring dance. Molto adagio (D dorian)
  10. Exotic flowers. Allegro molto (A minor)
  11. Me and the rain. Molto sostenuto (D dorian)
  12. Trip (C major)
  13. Runaway horse. Anante (D dorian)
  14. To cook a goose. Allegretto (D dorian)
  15. Hometown. Allegro (D major)
  16. Almost innocent. Andante rubato (G minor)
  17. The young bride. Adagio (E minor)
  18. Sailors' homecoming. Andante non molto (D mixolydian)
  19. At the Doboz Inn. Allegretto (D major)
  20. Cheers! Poco allegro (G Minor)
  21. Vigoroso. Allegro rubusto (A minor)
  22. Doings in Debreen. Allegretto (F major)
  23. She walks my way. Allegro grazioso (C major)
  24. Water, water everywhere. Andante sostenuto (A minor)
  25. Eve eats an apple. Allegro (D mixolydian)
  26. Dance with me. Andante (G minor)
  27. Happy dance. Allegramente (D major)
  28. Mr. White goes to jail. Parlando (E dorian)
  29. Dinner at my house. Allegro (B minor)
  30. Cock-a-doodle-do. Andante (D dorian)
  31. I remember mama. Allegro scherzando (E phrygian)
  32. Wedding day and night. Allegro ironico (C major)
  33. Light the way to my love. Andante sostenuto (F minor)
  34. Evening Kiss. Andante (F minor)
  35. Old maid. Allegro non troppo (F lydian)
  36. Absent is my sweetheart. Allegro (B major)
  37. The lovely girls of Budapest. Poco vivace (G minor)
  38. In a good mood. [Allegro] (G minor)
  39. Insect wedding. Allegro (G minor)
  40. Peasant prayer. Molto vivace (F major)
  41. Let's elope! Allegro moderato (A minor)
  42. The Swineherd's dance. Allegro vivace (D dorian)

Volumes 3 and 4 (after Slovakian folksongs)
  1. All the grils will marry. Allegro (F major)
  2. I love him from afar. Andante (F major)
  3. A rose for my beloved. Allegretto (F major)
  4. Wedding song. Andante (F major)
  5. Bird of flight. Molto andante (G major)
  6. Rondo: The old Witch's son. Allegro (C major)
  7. Song of the Rogue. Andante (A minor)
  8. Dance song: The lovers Bill and Coo. Allegro (E minor)
  9. Children's song: The blossom unfolds. Andante (B major)
  10. The fallen soldier. Largo (A minor)
  11. Sweetheart, wait for me. Lento (D dorian)
  12. Oh, Mother-in-law! Poco andante (G minor)
  13. A swim in the river. Allegro (G minor)
  14. Ploughing a field. Moderato (D major)
  15. Slow dance. Molto tranquillo (G major)
  16. Lamentoso. Lento (E minor)
  17. The maid chooses a mate. Andante (E minor)
  18. Former flame. Sostenuto - Allegro vivace (E major)
  19. Distant lover. Assai lento (A minor)
  20. Stay home, Hanulienka. Prestissimo (F lydian)
  21. A funny story. Allegro moderato (C major)
  22. Country festival. Molto allegro (A minor)
  23. The old shepherd. Molto rubato, non troppo lento (D dorian)
  24. The pine forest. Poco andante (D minor)
  25. Bird in space. Andante (A minor)
  26. Little scherzo. Allegretto (C major)
  27. High spirits. Allegro (C major)
  28. The Shepherd's pipe. Andnate molto rubato (E modal)
  29. A jest. Allegro (A lydian)
  30. Sad tale. Andante, molto rubato (G minor)
  31. Canon. Poco vivace (E minor)
  32. Young love. Vivace (G major)
  33. Deep in the forest. Poco andante (D minor)
  34. The hidden horse. Poco allegretto (F major)
  35. Johnny is a bully. Allegro (F major)
  36. Roses for my sweetheart. Largo (C major)
  37. On the banks of the Danube. Molto tranquillo (C minor)
  38. At parting. Adagio (A minor)
  39. The highwayman. Poco largo (D minor)
  40. Sweet summer breeze. Parlando, molto rubato (D mixolydian)
  41. The strong farmer. Allegro moderato (G minor)
  42. Arioso Lamentoso. Lento (C minor)
  43. Remembrance. Lento (D major)


revised (1945): 79 pieces in 2 volumes:

Volume 1 (after Hungarian folksongs)
  1. Children at play. Allegro (C major)
  2. Children's Song. Andante (C major)
  3. Quasi adagio (A minor)
  4. Pillow dance. Allegro (C major)
  5. Play. Allegretto (C major)
  6. Study for the left hand. Allegro (D dorian)
  7. Play song. Andante grazioso (C major)
  8. Children's game. Allegretto (D dorian)
  9. Song. Adagio (D major)
  10. Children's dance. Allegro molto (A dorian)
  11. Lento (D major)
  12. Allegro (C major)
  13. Ballad. Andante (D minor)
  14. Allegretto (D minor)
  15. Allegro moderato (D major)
  16. Old Hungarian tune. Andante rubato (G minor)
  17. Round dance. Lento (E minor)
  18. Sailors' song. Andante non molto (D mixolydian)
  19. Allegretto (D mixolydian)
  20. Drinking song. Poco allegro (G Minor)
  21. Allegro rubusto (A minor)
  22. Allegretto (F major)
  23. Dance song. Allegro grazioso (C major)
  24. Andante sostenuto (A minor)
  25. Parlando (E dorian)
  26. Moderato (G minor)
  27. Jest. Allegramente (D major)
  28. Choral. Andante (D dorian)
  29. Pentatonic tune. Allegro scherzando (E phrygian)
  30. Jeering song. Allegro ironico (C major)
  31. Andante tranquillo (F minor)
  32. Andante (F minor)
  33. Allegro non troppo (F lydian)
  34. Allegro (B major)
  35. Con moto (G minor)
  36. Drunkard's song. Vivace (G minor)
  37. Swine-herd's song. Allegro (G minor)
  38. Winter solstice song. Molto vivace (F major)
  39. Allegro moderato (A minor)
  40. Swine-herd's dance. Allegro vivace (D dorian)

Volume 2 (after Slovakian folksongs)

Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1908-09
First Publication. 1909-11
(First issued in 4 vols.)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation piano
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Piano Works by Béla Bartók