Mikrokosmos, Sz.107 (Bartók, Béla)

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Publisher. Info. London: Boosey & Hawkes, 1940.
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6 more: Book 2 (37-66) • Book 3 (67-96) • Book 4 (97-121) • Book 5 (122-139) • Book 6 (140-153) • Appendix

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9 more: 55. Triolets en mode lydien • 65. Dialogue «Vane, vane» • 72. Danse des dragons • 74. Chanson hongroise • 76. À trois voix • 83. Mélodie avec interruptions • 83. Mélodie avec interruptions (for 30-note pedalboard) • 89. À quatre voix • 93. À quatre voix

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Work Title Mikrokosmos
Alternative. Title
Name Translations Mikrokozmosz; ミクロコスモス; 미크로코스모스; Мікрокосмос; Microcosmo (música)
Name Aliases Sz. 107; BB 105
Authorities Wikipedia
Composer Bartók, Béla
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Sz.107
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IBB 23
Key see below
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 153 pieces in 6 volumes:
Volume 1
  1. 6 unison melodies (1). = 96 (C major, 8 bars)
  2. 6 unison melodies (2). = 96 (C major, 16 bars)
  3. 6 unison melodies (3). = 96 (D minor, 12 bars)
  4. 6 unison melodies (4). = 96 (C major, 8 bars)
  5. 6 unison melodies (5). = 104 (A minor, 13 bars)
  6. 6 unison melodies (6). = 104 (G major, 9 bars)
  7. Dotted notes. = 112 (E phrygian, 14 bars)
  8. Repetition (1). = 128 (E minor, 14 bars)
  9. Syncopation (1). = 96 (C major, 14 bars)
  10. With alternate hands. = 108 (D modal, 24 bars)
  11. Parallel motion. = 140 (G mixolydian, 16 bars)
  12. Reflection. = 100 (D dorian, 18 bars)
  13. Change of position. = 96 (C major, 16 bars)
  14. Question and answer. = 104 (D dorian, 18 bars)
  15. Village song. = 124 (D major, 13 bars)
  16. Parallel motion with change of position. = 104 (C major, 22 bars)
  17. Contrary motion (1). = 96 (C major, 16 bars)
  18. Four unison melodies (1). = 120 (D dorian, 10 bars)
  19. Four unison melodies (2). = 104 (C major, 13 bars)
  20. Four unison melodies (3). = 100 (G major, 16 bars)
  21. Four unison melodies (4). = 130 (A minor, 16 bars)
  22. Imitation and counterpoint. = 136 (D dorian, 16 bars)
  23. Imitation and inversion (1). = 96 (D dorian, 12 bars)
  24. Pastorale. = 120 (A major, 24 bars)
  25. Imitation and inversion (2). = 150 (B phrygian, 46 bars)
  26. Repetition (2). = 128 (A mixolydian, 16 bars)
  27. Syncopation (2). = 96 (C major, 14 bars)
  28. Canon at the octave. = 112 (E phrygian, 14 bars)
  29. Imitation reflected. = 112 (E modal, 14 bars)
  30. Canon at the lower fifth. Moderato (G mixolydian, 24 bars)
  31. Dance in canon form. Allegro (D dorian, 16 bars)
  32. In dorian mode. Lento (D dorian, 14 bars)
  33. Slow dance. Andante (D major, 15 bars)
  34. In phrygian mode. Calmo (E phrygian, 26 bars)
  35. Chorale. Largamente (C major, 27 bars
  36. Free canon. Teneramente (A minor, 29 bars)

Volume 2
37. In lydian mode. Allegretto (F lydian, 32 bars)
38. Staccato and legato (1). Moderato (D major, 8 bars)
39. Staccato and legato (Canon). Comodo (F major, 11 bars)
40. In Yugoslav style. Allegretto (B dorian, 31 bars)
41. Melody with accompaniment, Adagio (G modal, 14 bars)
42. Accompaniment in broken triads. Andante tranquillo (A minor, 39 bars)
43a. In Hungarian style (for two pianos). Allegro (D major, 8 bars)
43b. In Hungarian style. Allegro (G dorian, 8 bars)
44. Contrary motion (2) (for two pianos). Vivace (E major, 16 bars)
45. Meditation. Andante (C minor, 27 bars)
46. Increasing-Diminishing. Moderato (E phrygian, 28 bars)
47. County fair. Vivace, con brio (A dorian, 34 bars)
48. In mixolydian mode. Allegro non troppo (G mixolydian, 33 bars)
49. Crescendo-Diminuendo. Moderato (C major, 10 bars)
50. Minuetto. Tempo di menuetto (A major, 18)
51. Waves. Andante (A mixolydian, 33 bars)
52. Unison divided. Allegro (G mixolydian, 8 bars)
53. In Transylvanian style. Risoluto (D dorian, 32 bars)
54. Chromatics. Andante (E major, 11 bars)
55. Triplets in lydian mode (for two pianos). Tempo di marcia (F lydian, 23 bars)
56. Melody in tenths. Risoluto (A minor, 12 bars)
57. Accents. Non troppo vivo (A major, 44 bars)
58. In Oriental style. Assai lento (D minor, 19 bars)
59. Major and minor. Lento (C minor, 18 bars)
60. Canon with sustained notes. Grave (E major, 33 bars)
61. Pentatonic melody. Moderato (C lydian, 35 bars)
62. Minor sixths in parallel motion. Vivace, ma non troppo, risoluto (A modal, 40 bars)
63. Buzzing. Con moto (G major, 17 bars)
64a. Line against point. Allegro (23 bars)
64b. Line against point. Allegro (23 bars)
65. Dialogue (with voice). Allegretto (D dorian, 27 bars)
66. Melody divided, Andante (G lydian, 30 bars)

Volume 3
67. Thirds against a single voice. Andante (A minor, 16 bars)
68. Hungarian dance (for two pianos). Allegro con spirito (D major, 15 bars)
69. Study in chords. Moderato (G mixolydian, 39 bars)
70. Melody against double notes. Adagio (F mixolydian/D dorian, 24 bars)
71. Thirds. Grave (D minor, 38 bars)
72. Dragons' dance. Molto pesante (G mixolydian, 24 bars)
73. Sixths and triads. Comodo (G mixolydian, 29 bars)
74a. Hungarian matchmaking song. Allegro moderato (C major, 34 bars)
74b. Hungarian matchmaking song (with voice). Allegro moderato (C major, 34 bars)
75. Triplets. Andante (C major, 30 bars)
76. In three parts. Allegro molto (D mixolydian, 20 bars)
77. Little study. Allegro risoluto (G dorian, 18 bars)
78. Five-tone scale. (E phrygian, 30 bars)
79. Hommage à Johann Sebastian Bach. Calmo (E minor, 17 bars)
80. Hommage à Robert Schumann. Andantino, piacevole (C minor, 22 bars)
81. Wandering. Non troppo lento (G mixolydian, 35 bars)
82. Scherzo. Allegretto scherzando (D mixolydian, 25 bars)
83. Melody with interruptions. G mixolydian, 18 bars)
84. Merriment. Vivace (E mixolydian, 28 bars)
85. Broken chords. Andante (G mixolydian, 62 bars)
86. Two major pentachords. Andante (F major/C major, 36 bars)
87. Variations. Allegro moderato (D dorian, 69 bars)
88. Duet for pipes. Molto moderato (D minor, 32 bars)
89. In four parts (1). Largo (A mixolydian, 21 bars)
90. In Russian style. Pesante (26 bars)
91. Chromatic invention (1). Lento (17 bars)
92. Chromatic invention (2). Allegro robusto (E minor, 32 bars)
93. In four parts (2). Molto moderato, sonoro (G major, 16 bars)
94. Once upon a time... Moderato (C minor, 34 bars)
95a. Fox song. Allegro con brio (D major, 16 bars)
95b. Fox song (with voice). Allegro con brio (D major, 18 bars)
96. Jolts. Allegretto (G major, 34 bars)

Volume 4
97. Notturno. Adagio (E minor, 37 bars)
98. Thumbs under. Allegro non troppo (G dorian, 28 bars)
99. Hands crossing. Lento (C minor, 23 bars)
100. In folk song style. Andante (A minor, 24 bars)
101. Diminished fifth. Con moto (44 bars)
102. Harmonics. Allegro non troppo, un poco rubato (B major, 44 bars)
103. Minor and major. Molto allegro (A minor, 44 bars)
104a. Wandering through the keys. Comodo (D major, 25 bars)
104b. Wandering through the keys. Comodo (D major, 25 bars)
105. Game (with two five-tone scales). Allegro (C minor/E phrygian, 47 bars)
106. Children's song. Moderato (43 bars)
107. Melody in the mist. Tranquillo (44 bars)
108. Wrestling. Allegro non troppo (33 bars)
109. From the Island of Bali. Andante (43 bars)
110. And the sounds clash and clang... Assai allegro (C major/D major, 73 bars)
111. Intermezzo. Molto tranquillo (F minor, 55 bars)
112. Variations on a folk tune. Allegro, ben ritmato (C major, 60 bars)
113. Bulgarian rhythm (1). Allegro molto (A phrygian, 29 bars)
114. Theme and inversion. Molto moderato (B minor, 19 bars)
115. Bulgarian rhythm (2). Vivace (G mixolydian, 32 bars)
116. Song. Tempo di marcia (F minor, 43 bars)
117. Bourrée. Allegretto (D mixolydian, 28 bars)
118. Triplets in 9/8 time. Allegro (C major, 33 bars)
119. Dance in 3/4 time. Allegretto grazioso (E major, 29 bars)
120. Triads. Allegro (C major, 45 bars)
121. Two-part study. Moderato (D lydian, 25 bars)

Volume 5
122. Chords together and in opposition. Molto vivace (72 bars)
123a. Staccato and legato (2). Allegro (C major, 25 bars)
123b. Staccato and legato (2). Allegro (C major, 27 bars)
124. Staccato. Allegretto mosso (36 bars)
125. Boating. Allegretto (G mixolydian, 47 bars)
126. Change of time. (Allegro pesante (C major, 35 bars)
127. New Hungarian folk song (with voice). Ben ritmato (B minor, 28 bars)
128. Stamping dance. Moderato (G phrygian, 66 bars)
129. Alternating thirds. Allegro molto (E phrygian, 60 bars)
130. Village joke. Moderato (C major, 36 bars)
131. Fourths. Allegro non troppo (E minor, 50 bars)
132. Major seconds broken and together. Adagio (B modal, 24 bars)
133. Syncopation (3). Allegro (G minor, 38 bars)
134a. Studies in double notes. Allegro (C major, 6 bars)
134b. Studies in double notes Allegro (G major, 6 bars)
134c. Studies in double notes Allegro (C major, 9 bars)
135. Perpetuum mobile. Allegro molto (20 bars)
136. Whole-tone scales. Andante (A minor, 81 bars)
137. Unison. Moderato (D major, 64 bars)
138. Bagpipe music. Allegretto (G major, 77 bars)
139. Jack-in-the-box. Con moto, scherzando (C major, 52 bars)

Volume 6
140. Free variations. Allegro molto (A minor, 82 bars)
141. Subject and reflection. Allegro (B minor, 82 bars)
142. From the diary of a fly. Allegro (“G”, 103 bars)
143. Divided arpeggios. Andante (“C”, 80 bars)
144. Minor seconds, major sevenths. (Molto adagio, mesto (70 bars)
145a. Chromatic invention (3). Allegro (“D”, 49 bars)
145b. Chromatic invention (3). Allegro (“F”, 49 bars)
146. Ostinato. Vivacissimo (“D”, 170 bars)
147. March. Allegro (B minor, 56 bars)
148. Six dances in bulgarian rhythm (1). Eighth-note.png = 350 (E minor, 60 bars)
149. Six dances in bulgarian rhythm (2). Half note.png +♩‧ = 60 (C major, 64 bars)
150. Six dances in bulgarian rhythm (3). ♩‧ += 80 (E major, 94 bars)
151. Six dances in bulgarian rhythm (4). ♩‧ + +♩‧ = 50 (C major, 66 bars)
152. Six dances in bulgarian rhythm (5). Allegro molto (A minor, 48 bars)
153. Six dances in bulgarian rhythm (6). ♩‧ +♩‧ += 56 (E minor, 97 bars)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1926-39
First Publication. 1940 Boosey & Hawkes
Copyright Information While PD in Canada, this work is copyright in the USA until Jan. 1, 2036.
Dedication Peter Bartók (Volumes 1 & 2)
Harriet Cohen (Six Dances In Bulgarian Rhythm, in Volume 6)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation piano
2 pianos (Nos. 43a, 44, 55, 68)
voice, piano (Nos. 65, 74b, 95b, 127)
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