Transylvanian Dances, Bartók
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Vampire-inspired classical music for Halloween
2. Transylvanian Dances, Bartók
Bartók was inspired to write his Sonatina in 1915 after collecting folk tunes in neighbouring country, Romania, home to the legendary vampire stronghold, Transylvania. He named the suites the Transylvanian Dances when he arranged them for orchestra.