Romanian Folk Dances, Sz. 56 for the Piano
By Béla Bartók / ed. Maurice Hinson
Alfred Masterwork Edition
Book & CD
Intermediate / Late Intermediate
This set of six pieces is based on folk song melodies and dance forms from Transylvania which was annexed to Romania in 1920. The contrasting melodies were originally for violin or shepherd's flute, but the unusual harmonies are original with Bartók. The performance time for the complete set of dances is approximately 4 minutes, 15 seconds. Included is an outstanding CD recording from the Naxos label.