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Piano accompaniment backing tracks
Bartok's six Romanian Folk Dances were originally written for piano solo in 1915, before Zoltan Szekely arranged them for violin and piano. Each brief dance uses a melody from a different region of Romanian/Transylvania, which would have originally been played on a fiddle or shepherd's flute.
These piano accompaniment tracks help make practising more effective and enjoyable! They are recorded by a professional accompanist and can help you keep in tune and in time, as you listen to the piano part for this work. Many customers have found them a cost-effective alternative to hiring a pianist in the early stages of learning a new piece, whether that be for an exam, recital, audition or simply for fun! Please scroll down for samples and details of each movement.
2 bars signalled by click-beats at beginning before violin enters
This practice version slows down the quicker sections of the 'performance' track above, by around 15-20%. It is included for free with that version if selected.
2 crotchet click-beats at beginning set pulse before violin enters
Massenet: Meditation from 'Thais'
Saint-Saens: The Swan
Rachmaninov: Vocalise Op.34 No.14 in E
Elgar: Salut d'Amour
Faure: Sicilienne, Op.78
Franck: Violin Sonata
Faure: Elegie for Cello
Poulenc: Flute Sonata
Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata D.821
Williams: Theme from 'Schindler's List'
Bruch: Kol Nidrei
Schumann: Fantasiestucke, Op.73
Kreisler: Praeludium and Allegro (in style of Pugnani)
Brahms: Clarinet Sonata No.1