Partition (Ballade)

In music, a ballade is a single movement piece, usually for solo instrument. The term was first used by Frédéric Chopin to designate four grand solo piano compositions he wrote between 1831 and 1842. These can't be considered as following any traditional form, though there are certain similarities to the sonata. One of the main characteristics of the ballade (as found in Chopin) is the 'mirror reprise', in which the two expositional themes are reversed during the final recapitulation. After Chopin, Franz Liszt and Johannes Brahms wrote ballades themselves, influencing other composers in turn.

Titre Compositeur Instrument Époque
2 Balladen, Op.7 Carl Loewe Voice(s) and Piano Romantic
2 Balladen, Op.8 Carl Loewe Voice(s) and Piano Romantic
2 Balladen, Op.12 Arnold Schoenberg Voice(s) and Piano Early 20th Century
2 Balladen, Op.45 Carl Loewe Voice(s) and Piano Romantic
2 Balladen, Op.108 Carl Loewe Voice(s) and Piano Romantic
2 Ballads, Op.85 Xaver Scharwenka Piano Romantic
2 Polnische Balladen, Op.50 Carl Loewe Voice(s) and Piano Romantic
3 Balladen, Op.1 Carl Loewe Voice(s) and Piano Romantic
3 Balladen, Op.2 Carl Loewe Voice(s) and Piano Romantic
3 Balladen, Op.3 Carl Loewe Voice(s) and Piano Classical
3 Balladen, Op.43 Carl Loewe Voice(s) and Piano Romantic
3 Balladen, Op.49 Carl Loewe Voice(s) and Piano Romantic
3 Balladen, Op.56 Carl Loewe Voice(s) and Piano Romantic
3 Balladen, Op.97 Carl Loewe Voice(s) and Piano Romantic
3 Balladen, Op.116 Carl Loewe Voice(s) and Piano Romantic
3 Balladen, Op.129 Carl Loewe Voice(s) and Piano Romantic
3 Ballades Louis Delune Solo Instrument and Piano Romantic
3 Ballades de François Villon Claude Debussy Voice(s) and Orchestra Late 19th century
3 Historische Balladen, Op.67 Carl Loewe Voice(s) and Piano Romantic
4 Balladen, Op.99 Carl Loewe Voice(s) and Piano Classical