Béla Bartók: Mikrokosmos - Complete

Books | Piano

Publisher: Chester Music
Composer: Béla Bartók
Format: Sheet Music | Instrumental Album
This brand new edition presents Béla Bartók’s Mikrokosmos, a progressive cycle of 153 studies for Piano, in a single volume for the first time. Designed to illustrate the musical and technical progressions suitable for beginner to advanced players, this complete collection is invaluable for every pianist.

All six volumes of Mikrokosmos are presented here, exactly as the composer intended them. Featuring beginning études through to technical tours de force, this unique publication also contains an extensive introduction, Bartók's original preface and photography throughout.

The initial pieces consolidate a balanced technique ideal for students working towards Grade 1. The cycle advances through fundamentals such as hand co-ordination, musicality, aural skills and ensemble-playing, taking the pianist to the complex Grade 8 level pieces found towards the end of the collection. Already accomplished players will find a wealth of material to enjoy as sight reading practice and concert pieces, making this a versatile collection as well as an insight into the mind and work of a great composer.

Mikrokosmos evolved from the Piano lessons that Bartók gave to his own 9-year old son. Studies were written on the spot for young Peter Bartók to learn by next time. Over time, the 153 pieces took form, and they are collected here for beginner and advanced pianists to benefit from.

Mikrokosmos lets students and teachers explore Bartók’s endlessly imaginative and inventive musical world as they develop their pianistic skills.
ISBN: 9781785582196
Published on: 05 April 2016
No of pages: 272
Language: English, Hungarian
Catalogue No: CH84491

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        Scores 9.4 out of 10 based on 8 reviews
        10 out of 10


        Brigueil GB
        Brilliant, what a great saving over buying the six separate volumes, and even advanced pianists can learn a lot from the earlier books
        Confirmed purchase: 28 November 2016
        Published on: 12 December 2016
        6 out of 10


        Annaheim GB Piano teacher
        The musical typography is clear, and it's good to have the complete work in a single book.
        Little thought seems to have been given to the pagination. For example in volume 4 (ie pages 126-171), in every single two-page piece there is a page turn! That makes no sense in a book that is filled with explanatory text and gorgeous photographs.
        Confirmed purchase: 21 September 2016
        Published on: 19 October 2016

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        10 out of 10


        Durham GB teacher and performer.
        As a teacher I like it because it has 'proper music' from the beginning. This edition is boldly printed and easily readable from the stool for small people.
        I have to explain to non-musician parents that the cost is justified by its' longevity.
        Confirmed purchase: 11 April 2016
        Published on: 25 April 2016

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