Béla Bartók – Transylvanian Dances
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16. Béla Bartók – Transylvanian Dances
Bartók was inspired to write his Sonatina in 1915 after collecting folk tunes in Romania, home to the legendary vampire stronghold, Transylvania. He named the suites the Transylvanian Dances when he arranged them for orchestra.