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 (bə-läd′, bă-)
1. A verse form usually consisting of three stanzas of eight or ten lines each along with a brief envoy, with all three stanzas and the envoy ending in the same one-line refrain.
2. Music A composition, usually for the piano, having the romantic or dramatic quality of a narrative poem.

[Middle English balade; see ballad.]
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(bæˈlɑːd; French balad)
1. (Poetry) prosody a verse form consisting of three stanzas and an envoy, all ending with the same line. The first three stanzas commonly have eight or ten lines each and the same rhyme scheme
2. (Classical Music) music an instrumental composition, esp for piano, based on or intended to evoke a narrative
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(bəˈlɑd, bæ-)

1. a poem commonly of three stanzas having an identical rhyme scheme, followed by an envoy, and having the same last line for each of the stanzas and the envoy.
2. a romantic musical composition.
[1485–95; < Middle French, variant of balade ballad]
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- A verse or poem made up of three stanzas of equal length with a recurrent line or refrain at the end of each of the stanzas.
See also related terms for refrain.
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Noun1.ballade - a poem consisting of 3 stanzas and an envoyballade - a poem consisting of 3 stanzas and an envoy
poem, verse form - a composition written in metrical feet forming rhythmical lines
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[bæˈlɑːd] N (Mus) → balada f
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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. She will remember.
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Notre article tend a realiser une analyse narrative d'un des chefs-d'Luvre de Frederic Chopin: la Ballade op.
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In contextualizing Chopin's Polish world for non-Polish speakers, the book builds upon invaluable recent Chopin scholarship by Goldberg (Music in Chopin's Warsaw [New York: Oxford University Press, 2008] and various articles) and Bellman (Chopin's Polish Ballade: Op.
After his return to France from England, Charles seems to have preferred the roundel to the ballade form, apparently desiring to bring his experimentations with lyric in his native French into a still more formally restricted space.
The late John Ogdon said that the F Minor Ballade "contains the experience of a lifetime": In the hands of the 24-year-old South Korean it felt like that sort of musical distillation.
Georgiou will interpret popular works such as Love's Dream by Liszt and The Seasons by Tchaikovsky, The Dance of the Swans by Tchaikovsky transcribed for solo piano, Reverie by Debussy, a Chopin Nocturne and Ballade and compositions by the late Cypriot pianist Nicolas Economou with evocative titles such as Greek Dance, Toy Shop and Lullaby.
Focusing on relatively short poems, typically but not invariably in the first person, composed in English roughly during the period 1200 to 1645, he explores vernacular eloquence: reading older poetry rhetorically, what a lyric poem was, anonymous Middle English lyrics on the Virgin Mary, the love complaint ballade: Chaucer and Wyatt, the love sonnet from Wyatt to Shakespeare, the country house poem: Lanyer and Jonson, and the pastoral elegy: Milton's "Lycidas." ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)
Two St Christopher's School teachers Paul Bagshaw (flute) and Olena Nazarova (piano) will perform music by G F Handel, a sonata by Francis Poulenc, a ballade by Carl Reinecke and two pieces by the contemporary composer and flautist Ian Clarke: Sunstreams and Maya for two flutes and piano.
Peter Gordon, one of his students at Indiana University, commissioned Ballade for horn, alto saxophone, and cello for his senior recital in 1967.