Ballade pour trombone et piano | Ballade pour trombone et petit orchestre

Ballade for trombone and piano | Ballade for trombone and small orchestra

Year of composition

1940 | 1941

Duration

7'

Scored for

trombone and piano (or tenor saxophone B♭ and piano)
Version for trombone and small orchestra (1941): 2 2 2 2 - 2 2 2 0 - timp. - piano - strings

Publication information

Original version (UE32359); version for trombone and small orchestra (UE13546)

Commentary

Commission: ‘Concours national d’exécution musicale, Genève 1940’

Premiere

World premiere original version for trombone and piano: Geneva, September 1940. Concours national d’exécution musicale
World premiere version for trombone and small orchestra: Geneva, 26 January 1942. Thomas Morley, trombone; Ernest Ansermet, conductor

Recordings (selective list)

  • Version for trombone and small orchestra
    ‘Frank Martin dirige Frank Martin’
    Armin Rosin, trombone
    Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne
    Frank Martin, conductor
    (Recording: 1971)
    Jecklin-Disco JD 529-2 ℗ + © 1989 (FMS021)

  • Version for trombone and piano
    ‘I was like WOW!’
    Jörgen van Rijen, trombone
    Paolo Giacometti, piano
    Channel Classics CCS SA 26909 © + ℗ 2009 (FMS132)

  • Version for trombone and piano
    Christian Lindberg, trombone
    Roland Pöntinen, piano
    BIS -CD-71 © 1983 + ℗ 1996 (FMS104)

  • Version for trombone and small orchestra
    ‘Concertos pour Trombone’
    Jacques Mauger, trombone
    Orchestre Symphonique Français
    Laurent Petitgirard, conductor
    MPO: OSF 49022 ℗ 1994 (FMS075)

  • Version for trombone and small orchestra
    ‘Frank Martin - Ballades’
    Ian Bousfield, trombone
    London Philharmonic Orchestra
    Matthias Bamert, conductor
    CHANDOS CHAN 9380 ℗ + © 1995 (FMS114)

  • Version for trombone and small orchestra
    Branimir Slokar, trombone
    Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne
    Jean-Marie Auberson, conductor
    Claves CD 50-8407 ℗ + © 1987 (FMS033)

  • Version for tenor saxophone and small orchestra
    ‘Frank Martin and the saxophone’
    Arno Bornkamp, tenor saxophone
    Radio Kamer Filharmonie
    Ed Spanjaard, conductor
    OTR C12095 ℗ 2012 (FMS003)

  • Version for trombone and small orchestra
    ‘Trombone Odyssey’
    Christian Lindberg, trombone
    Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
    Leif Segerstam, conductor
    BIS CD-538 ℗ + © 1990/1991 + ℗ 1992 (FMS081)

  • Version for trombone and piano
    Stewart Taylor, trombone
    Bart Berman, piano
    GALLO CD-633 ℗ + © 1991 (FMS 182)

  • Version for trombone and piano
    ‘Trombone in Europa’
    Thomas Horch, trombone
    Fritz Walter-Lindqvist, piano
    audite 95.435 ℗ + © 1994 (FMS 200)

  • Version for trombone and piano
    David Bruchez, trombone
    Arianne Haering, piano
    Musiques Suisses MGB CTS-M 89 ℗ + © 2004 (FMS 205)

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