BARTÓK, Béla, 1881-1945

Sonata (1926)
Piano Solo
Facsimile Edition of the Manuscript (National Széchényi Library, Budapest)
with a Commentary by László Somfai
Budapest, 1980. 30 x 42 cm, iv, 16 facs, viii pp

Bartók, Sonata 1926 (1) Bartok, Sonata 1926 (2)

Beautiful halftone in the original 30 x 42 cm format of the composer’s second draft, the version Bartók used in preparation for the work’s performance in 1926 in Budapest, he himself at the keyboard. 1926 was a banner year for Bartók, a year that saw the composition of Nine Little Pieces, Out of Doors Suite, Piano Concerto No.1, and the Piano Sonata (Sz.80). According to Andrew Rangell the sonata represents a “radical departure from his overtly folk-based pieces of the previous decade”.
Issued on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the composer’s birth. Cloth. Price on request.


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Bartók, Sonata 1926, cover