Ballads without words: Chopin and the tradition of the instrumental Ballade

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Amadeus Press, 1992 - Music - 358 pages
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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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Contents

List of Plates
11
Introduction
19
The Ballad as Narrative Model for Chopin
31
Copyright

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