Improvisations on Hungarian Peasant Songs, Op.20 (Bartók, Béla)



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Editor First edition (reprint)
Publisher. Info. Vienna: Universal Edition, 1921.
Reprinted Mineola: Dover Publications, 1998. (#64329)
Misc. Notes (#42556) - Bad original scan on some pages. Notes missing from bottom staff. The Cover design illustrated belongs to the Hawkes & Son reprint of 1939 (Plate B.& H. 17656). Incidentally the latter ascribes the Universal Edition copyright to 1922.
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Publisher. Info. Moscow: Muzyka, n.d. Plate 9990.
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Sostenuto, rubato (No.7)

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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Tombeau de Claude Debussy
Paris: Durand & Cie., 1920.
Misc. Notes This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.
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General Information

Work Title Improvisations on Hungarian Peasant Songs
Alternative. Title Rögtönzések magyar parasztdalokr
Composer Bartók, Béla
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Sz.74 ; Op.20
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IBB 18
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 8 pieces:
  1. Molto moderato
  2. Molto capriccioso
  3. Lento, rubato
  4. Allegretto schezando
  5. Allegro molto
  6. Allegro moderato, molto capriccioso
  7. Sostenuto, rubato
  8. Allegro
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1920
First Publication. 1920 (no.7)

1921 (whole piece)

Dedication In memory of Claude Debussy (No.7)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation piano
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Piano Works by Béla Bartók