39 Slovakian tunes for beginner pianists, now available in a newly revised and re-engraved edition. Includes an introductory note by the composer's son Peter Bartók. A piano teaching classic!
Long before his famous Mikrokosmos, Bartók composed a comprehensive collection of little piano pieces, entitled For Children. Written in 1908–1911, its two volumes are based on Hungarian and Slovakian folk tunes respectively. Both are organised in ascending difficulty, from simple two-part pieces to Impressionistic miniatures, and they offer everything that children’s hands can manage. Bartók revised this collection in the 1940s. He did not just make musical improvements, but also gave every movement a title.