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Kaija Saariaho

Publisher: Chester Music

Ballade (2005)
Work Notes
for Manny
Chester Music Ltd
Solo Keyboard(s)
Year Composed
6 Minutes
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Programme Note
Kaija Saariaho Ballade (2005)
In this short piece I wanted to write music with a melody that grows out of the texture before descending into it again; a work that constantly shifts from a complex, multi-layered texture to concentrated single lines and back again.

Why Ballade? Manny asked specifically for a piece bearing this title, and I wrote it for him in July 2005.

Kaija Saariaho

  • Soloist(s)
    Roland Pöntinen, piano
    Initiativkreis Ruhrgebiet:
  • Ensemble
    Calder Quartet
    Gloria Cheng
    Harmonia Mundi:
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