Bartók's early piano works demonstrate his Lisztian flair as a virtuoso pianist, and nowhere more so than the ambitious Study for the Left Hand, the first of the Four Piano Pieces. The second of the set owes even more to Liszt, as indeed do the exciting Two Elegies. Bartók made a piano transcription of the last two sections of his own nationalist symphonic poem, Kossuth, in the form of a Funeral March. He similarly arranged two of his song transcriptions under the title Petits Morceaux. First Term at the Piano is a series of delightful teaching pieces. For a limited time, take 20% off the previous 5 volumes in the Bartók series on Naxos.
BARTOK, B.: Piano Music, Vol. 6 (Jando) - The First Term at the Piano / 4 Piano Pieces / Petits morceaux / 2 Elegies
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