Synopses & Reviews
A chronological treatment of more than 400 separate pieces and movements presents essential information about each: the year of publication, the various editions in which it has been published, its timing, the level of technical and interpretive difficulty, and bibliographical references to it. To this basic treatment Yeomans has added pertinent quotations from Bartok and other authorities, a discussion of the original folk material when applicable, a musical analysis, suggestions for performance, and comments on Bartok's own recordings of the work.
An introductory chapter traces Bartok's career as a concert pianist and a piano teacher and includes his own performance directives for the interpretation of his piano music. One of the helpful appendixes treats Bartok's piano transcriptions of other composers' works.