DANNY MILAN is an active performer, teacher, and composer, having recently performed at Carnegie Hall and the George Enescu Museum in Bucharest, România. He earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy under Jane Magrath at the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Milan is currently Assistant Professor of Piano and...

DANNY MILAN is an active performer, teacher, and composer, having recently performed at Carnegie Hall and the George Enescu Museum in Bucharest, România. He earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy under Jane Magrath at the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Milan is currently Assistant Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy at Texas Woman’s University and is the leading scholar in the United States on the piano compositions of Dinu Lipatti.

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Lazăr: Pièces minuscules pour les enfants, Op. 16

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Preparation and Presentation Context: pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one Béla Bartók, easier selections from For Children such as Nos. 2, 3, 6, and 10 from Book I, and Nos. 3, 7, 22, and 38 from Book IIDmitry Kabalevsky: "Clowns," Op. 39, No. 20Octavio Pinto, "Prelude" from Children's FestivalJ.S. Bach...

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Béla Bartók: Two Romanian Dances, Op. 8a, and the Romanian Folk Influence

It is no secret that the Hungarian composer Béla Bartók was greatly influenced by traditional folk and dance music of Eastern Europe and surround- ing regions. To explore the direct effects of a specific ethnic demographic of folk music on specific works, however, still holds the potential to yield fresh insight. Though Bartók is perhaps mo...

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