Six Romanian Folk Dances - I. Bot tánc / Jocul cu bâtă (Stick Dance)
Performers :Gaëlle Solal & Boris Gaquere
Instruments :Guitar 1, Guitar 2
About : Romanian Folk Dances is a suite of six short piano pieces composed by Béla Bartók in 1915. He later orchestrated it for small ensemble in 1917. It is based on Romanian tunes from Transylvania, originally played on fiddle or shepherd's flute. The original name for the piece was titled Romanian Folk Dances from Hungary but was later changed by Bartók when Romania occupied and finally annexed Transylvania in 1918.