In Stock. The great Hungarian composer Béla Bartók wrote music that is directly tied to his heritage and the native folk song material he brought to the music world. The following four movements for beginning string orchestra are taken from Bartok's famous For Children collection of short pieces for piano. Every young string musician now has the opportunity to experience the startlingly original music of this pioneering composer. (4:10)
A pavane is a very old, elegant dance form. Ravel's masterwork is notable for its supremely sensitive nuances, and is representative of the school of French composition so much in favor at the turn of the century. The silken melodic lines weave through transparent settings of delicate beauty. Owen Goldsmith's transcription retains a sharp musical focus resulting in a most comfortable and highly moving work. (5:24)
Old ISBN Code: 076929393X
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