This volume consisting of 18 pieces contains works composed by Bartók for the Piano Tutor he edited together with Sándor Reschofsky and published in 1913. These little pieces by Bartók were enthusiastically hailed by the critic Antal Molnár in the columns of Nyugat: 'We see that even a piece intended for beginners can be of flesh and blood, can have a living soul and a thinking brain. No more wooden-puppet piano literature, for it can also be like this. These pieces are not only playable with real feeling but are so delightful that they educate, they inculcate aristocratic simplicity and noble naivety, and command respect for timeless, true musicality.' (November 1, 1913.) These miniature pieces include folk song arrangements and also original compositions anticipating the style of Mikrokosmos.