Melodies Transcribed by Béla Bartók
Arranged and Edited by Fred Sherry
From the Preface
Fred Sherry has done it again: this new book is devoted to selections from Béla Bartók’s transcriptions of 809
Romanian instrumental melodies. It is a student/teacher book, an entertainment for cello enthusiasts, and a
romp for any two instruments.
-Esmeralda Katz, Buenos Aires
The first piece on the program was a series of two-cello miniatures. Based on transcriptions by Bartók, Sherry's arrangements were cheeky, joyous and lively.
-Charles Rose, Oregon ArtsWatch