A genre of solo piano pieces written in a balletic narrative style

A Ballade is a type of musical composition commonly found in classical music. This genre typically has a narrative and poetic quality, often inspired by a theme or plot and developed through variation and counterpoint.

In music, ballades often exhibit rich emotions and expressiveness, and typically have a longer playing time and diverse structural forms - allowing for the exploration of complex themes and emotions.

In literature, a ballade is also a form of poetry created by the French poet Francois Victor Hugo.

Example of Ballade

Maxim Vengerov - Eugene Ysaye - Sonata No 3 in D minor, Ballade Op. 27

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