tell her, that with my whole heart I wish for her what she wished for herself on Thursday evening, while she was listening to Chopin's Ballade
L'ensemble propose des ballades
a son auditoire avec des instruments historiques, originaux et authentiques.
Whether as a result of the tantalising biographical facts surrounding his life (from his acquaintance with the criminal underworld of medieval Paris, to his success at the court of Charles D'Orleans, his numerous brushes with the hangman's noose, and his eventual disappearance in 1463), the grittiness and apparent realism of his themes, the appeal of his mask-wearing narrative persona, or the formal dexterity of his ballades
and rondeaux, Villon's poetry has served as creative fodder to English and American poet-translators from the nineteenth century onwards.
Her all-Chopin recital on Saturday came a mere couple of days after Stephen Hough's equally devoted account of all four Ballades
by this little poet laureate of the keyboar, and gripped a packed Town Hall audience.
The lack of Ballades
as Maresch explains was as a result of the floods that hit the Honda factory in Thailand late last year.
In order to justify his interpretation and demonstrate the meanings of musical gestures, Bellman offers a broad discussion of the context in which the Ballade
was composed, the musical realities in which Chopin created it, and, in particular, the ballades
from operas that enjoyed huge popularity at that time and with which the composer was perfectly familiar.
are considered by many to be some of the most technically challenging pieces in the standard piano repertoire.
Starting with Robert Schumann, commentators on the ballades
have been most inclined to see a literary model, and link Chopin's ballades
, generally and in particular, to the literary ballads of the famous Polish poet and Chopin contemporary, Adam Mickiewicz.
Six Chopin-Liszt song transcriptions will be performed, along with original Liszt works - most of which were composed a few years after Chopin's death, at age 39, and inspired by genres that are usually associated with Chopin: two polonaises, two ballades
Mondelinge oordraging is gewoonlik kommunaal--ook die volksballade, sodat die samesteller se opmerking dat "tweederdes van die ballades
totaal anoniem oorgelewer is" nie vreemd opval nie.
by Brahms, Debussy's Estampes and Beethoven's Sonata Op.
Housman's poetry is also featured by Benjamin Britten, Vaughan Williams's On Wenlock Edge, and there's Susan Bickley in Ballades
and Histoires, a French collection.