Ballade pour alto et orchestre à vent
Ballade for viola and wind orchestra

Year of composition

1972

Duration

13'

Scored for

viola and wind orchestra: 2 2 2 2 - 2 2 1 0 - timp. - perc. - harp - harpsichord

Publication information

Piano reduction: viola with piano 4-hands (Universal Edition); study score available at Musikproduktion Hoeflich (mph no.370)

Premiere

World premiere: Salzburg, 20 January 1973. Ron Golan, viola; Helmut Eder, conductor

Recordings (selective list)

  • Yehudi Menuhin, viola
    Menuhin Festival Orchestra
    Conductor: Michael Dobson
    (recorded 10.VI.1975, Studio, Abbey Road, London)
    EMI 5 099926 434421 - ℗ 2009 (FMS011)

  • ‘Frank Martin - Ballades’
    Philip Dukas, viola
    Rachel Masters, harp
    Roderick Elms, harpsichord
    Adrian Bending, timpani
    Rachel Gledhill & Keith Millar, percussion
    Matthias Bamert, conductor
    CHANDOS CHAN 9380 ℗ + © 1995 (FMS114)

  • Hartmut Rohde, viola
    Philharmonie Baden-Baden
    Pavel Baleff, conductor

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