On a Theme of Bartók
Number 66 of the piano studies, Mikrokosmos, Sz.107, of Béla Bartók
provides the theme for this work for harp. A pentatonic melody is shared
between right and left hands, titled with the descriptive 'Dallam elosztva',
from the second book which was dedicated to Peter Bartók.
melody split between the hands is kept from the piano work, with decoration
including written-out ornamentation, glissandi and additional voices,
with some phrase lengths modified in "mixed keys" as some scholarly
descriptions of the whole write.
pages, circa 2' 40" - an MP3 demo is here:
The score is available as a free PDF download, though any major
commercial performance or recording of the work is prohibited without prior
arrangement with the composer. Click on the graphic below for this score.
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