This ballade, written in 1939, has become an integral part of the modern flute repertoire, showcasing frank martins style of mixing various contemporary compositional trends. The assumption that this is a piece of programme music is, however, only. Ballade for flute and piano sheet music may 31, 2003. This page lists all recordings of ballade for flute, string orchestra and piano by frank martin 18901974. Numerous and frequentlyupdated resource results are available from this search. Martin frank ballade for flute and piano universal. The ballade pour flute et piano was composed in 1939 and reveals martin s way of mingling various contemporary styles. Mower piccolo sonata read more one of the dangers of recording contemporary music is that most of the time one is preaching to the converted. Ballade by frank martin 18901974 solo part with piano. Imw 1 key g minor yeardate of composition yd of comp. Ballade is a poignant work dedicated in memory of heather leonardi, a sixthgrade, secondyear band student who was diagnosed with cancer and tragically passed away later that year. Ballade for flute and piano musical style development section begins in at the cadenzasimilar rhythms and themes from the exposition and introduction.
Program notes for truly, madly, deeply feb 79, 2020 b y steve ledbetter. This program is partially supported by grants from the illinois arts council, a state agency, and the national endowment for the arts. The work is meant to bring back all of the happy and special memories for all of those fortunate enough to have known her. Martins ballade is another wellloved flute work of the twentieth century, with a sense of romanticism combined with a distinctive harmonic voice. Annotated with performance suggestions and historical background. Over the course of his career frank martin produced a series of pieces he called ballades, all. Martin, f ballade for flute, string orchestra and piano. Martin ballade for flute and piano allegro ben moderatovivacelentomolto vivace.
The flute ballade alternates the fragile, nervous expressiveness of the soloistic opening theme with faster, somewhat motoric music. The ballade for trombone 1940 and the ballade for flute 1939 are the two shortest of the six, and they share much in common formally, harmonically, and motivically. Ballade emi ferguson music for flute free classical. His ballade for flute and string orchestra later reworked for flute and piano is an episodic piece. Covid19 update dear customers, we would like to inform you that due to the current situation concerning the novel corona virus, exit restrictions have been. Reliable information about the coronavirus covid19 is available from the world health organization current situation, international travel. This is followed by a vivace section, then a slow dolce cantabile. Frank martin 18901974 many music lovers have what might be called favorite secondrate composers, a phrase this musiclover uses with affection, and not a little sarcasm. Program notes for graduate recital opensiuc southern illinois. The ballade is one of a series of such works and was followed, over the years, by similar compositions for flute, piano, trombone, cello, and viola, the last of these in 1973, the year before his death. Each ballade is a onemovement work in several sections. This page lists all recordings of ballade for flute, string orchestra and piano by frank martin 18901974 skip to main content. The trio middle section features the three horns in what sound like joyful hunting calls. History is full of writers, painters, and composers who have been insufficiently recognized, while others less deserving have prospered.
Admittedly, the occasion for which he wrote the ballade for flute and piano. Swiss composer frank martin composed six ballades for different solo instrumentssaxophone, flute, trombone, piano, cello, and violaand orchestra. Dodecaphonic practices and tonal idioms in frank martins ballade. It was completed august 15, 1993 and premiered october 27, 1994 at orchestra hall in detroit, with conductor hans vonk leading carol wincenc and the. Ballade for flute and orchestra perilhou, albert imslp. Program notes for jeandaniel brauns suite in e minor 1740, wolfgang amadeus mozarts sonata in c major, k.
Martin wrote a series of five onemovement ballades for solo instrument with piano or orchestra. The text of a vocal work in the original language and in translation approved by the composer, where applicable. Published as opus 52 in 1869, the work was first performed in vienna on january 5, 1870, and achieved instant popularity. Ballade for flute and piano by frank martin by alejandra.
The work opens with a rising motive reminding us of debussy. Manchester symphony orchestra program notes 5161993. Martin, f ballade for flute and orchestra nielsen, c. In the meantime being advanced to a standard piece of work, this ballade is now an integral part of the modern flute repertoire. French musicians had been making pilgrimages to germany to hear the wagner operas since the 1860s with the fervor of grail seekers. Ppz production presents in best youth european classical program. This ballade written in 1939 has become an integral part of the modern flute repertoire showcasing fran. Flute concerto ibert, j flute concerto bernstein, l halil faust by leonard bernstein, jacques. Frank martin 15 september 1890 21 november 1974 was a swiss composer, who lived a.
Frank martins early development had culminated in the first. The intensely lyrical ballade for flute and piano or. Martins goal is to capture the most characteristic features of the solo instrument. Lyrics to frank martin ballade for flute and piano by mark sparks, flute. Swiss composer frank martin 18901974 wrote six singlemovement pieces for six different solo instruments and accompaniment between 1938 and 1972, all titled ballade. Martin wrote a short program note to accompany the saxophone ballade that is. The national flute associations convention program. Martin ballade for flute, string orchestra and piano. The flute concerto is a concerto for flute and orchestra by the american composer christopher rouse. The work was jointly commissioned by richard and jody nordlof for flutist carol wincenc and by borders group for the detroit symphony orchestra. Commissioned by premier concours international dexecution musicale geneve in 1939. Ballade for flute, string orchestra and piano 193941. The mood of the solo instrument ranges from the elegiac to the commanding, producing a very robust sound. Score available ue 956 du rhone au rhin official march of the swiss national exhibition in zurich, 1939 from the rhone to the rhine 1939.
Frank martin ballade for flute and piano mark sparks, flute shazam. Aleksandra pleterski, flute and tadej horvat, piano. Universal edition receives german music edition award best edition for gustav mahlers titan adieu a special event with composer david ianni in honour of the grand duke jean of luxembourg the bbva foundation announces arvo part as the recipient of the frontiers of knowledge award in the field of music and opera. Of these, the most remarkable must surely have been the petit bayreuth organized by judge antoine lascoux, at which scenes from the. Oclcs webjunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus. Free printable flute sheet music and accompaniment tracks for ballads. Ballade martin, f ballade composed by frank martin for flute, piano, and strings with standard notation. Frank martin wrote his ballade for flute and piano in 1939 as an audition piece. Martin originally composed the ballade as a compulsory piece for a flute competition. It begins quietly in the strings but soon oboe and flute join in, then raucously the whole orchestra, with some jolting syncopation. Program notes 5161993 manchester symphony orchestra.
Here you can purchase and download the piano part to play along to, recorded by a professional accompanist. Frank martin ballade for flute and piano mark sparks. It is a virtuosic work for both instruments, and has become a staple work in the flute repertoire. Cso tuesday series concerts are sponsored by united airlines. Ballade for flute, with small orchestra orchestration by e.1377 1192 867 811 44 969 620 458 296 651 83 1120 716 1131 313 320 1191 1594 122 1533 262 542 1139 452 1468 17 808 328 161 1374 94