Ballads without words: Chopin and the tradition of the instrumental Ballade
James Parakilas explores the ballad form and shows how composers of instrumental ballades evoked that structure by purely musical means. All the well-known masterpieces are analyzed, as well as many neglected examples.
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The Ballad as Narrative Model for Chopin
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Allegro Andante ballad process Bartok bass begins Brahms cadence century CHAPTER character Chopin CHOPIN'S BALLADE FORM Chopin's Ballades Chopin's first Ballade chord chromatic co-theme composers CONCERTO Czech dramatic Dukas Dvorak edition Edvard Grieg episode Erben's European Example Faure folk-song four Ballades Franck genre Grieg harmonic heard instrumental ballade Janacek Klavierballade Kytice later Leipzig Lenore Liszt literary ballads Louis Moreau Gottschalk lyrical main theme melody meter middle section minor motive movement musical form narration nineteenth-century Numerous recordings opening orchestral ballades passage Paul Dukas phrase piano ballades piano music piano pieces Polish primary theme progression published reckoning repertory repetition represents rhythm rhythmic Schumann Second Ballade SLAVIC EUROPE Smetana sonata form song Sorcerer's Apprentice stanza structure style suggest symphonic poem Tchaikovsky tempo texture thematic transformation title Ballade tone variation verse violin and piano Vitezslav Novak Voevoda voice Wagner Water Goblin words wrote Zdenek Fibich