Deuxième Ballade pour flûte et piano
Second Ballade for flute and piano

Year of composition

1939

Duration

13'

Scored for

flute and piano
Arrangement by Frank Martin of the Ballade pour saxophone (1938).

flute and orchestra
Arrangement by Frank Martin for flute, string orchestra, piano, timpani and percussion (UE34796)

Publication information

Universal Edition (UE34699)

Commentary

In mid-2008, Maria Martin found a previously unnoticed handwritten manuscript by Frank Martin, entitled Deuxième Ballade for flute and piano or flute, string orchestra, piano and percussion. This was the composer’s own arrangement of the Ballade for saxophone and string orchestra, piano and percussion, which he had composed for Sigurd Rascher in 1938.

Premiere

World premiere: The Hague (NL), 31 August 2009
Thies Roorda, flute; Nata Tsvereli, piano

Recordings (selective list)

  • Version for flute and piano
    Valerie Johnson, flute
    Suyeon Kim, piano
    Valerie Johnson ℗ + © 2014

  • Version for flute and piano
    ‘Frank Martin - Intégrale des oeuvres pour flûte’
    Emanuel Pahud, flute
    Francesco Piemontesi, piano
    Musique Suisses MGB 6275 CD2 © + ℗ 2012 (FMS107)

  • Version for flute, piano and string orchestra
    ‘Frank Martin - Intégrale des oeuvres pour flûte’
    Emanuel Pahud, flute
    Francesco Piemontesi, piano
    Strings of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
    Musique Suisses MGB 6275 CD2 © + ℗ 2012 (FMS107)

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