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20th century

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Solo repertoire

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Martin Frank

Aitken, Robert

Arnold, Malcolm

Barber, Samuel

Bartók, Béla Viktor János

Beaser, Robert

Bennet, Richard Rodney

Berio, Luciano

Bernstein, Leonard

Bloch, Ernest

Bolling, Claude

Boulanger, Marie-Juliette

Bozza, Eugène Joseph

Brown, Elizabeth

Brun, Georges

Burton, Eldin

Büsser, Henri

Camus, Pierre

Carter, Elliott

Casella, Alfredo

Clarke, Ian

Colquhoun, Michael

Copland, Aaron

Corigliano, John

Dahl, Walter Ingolf Marcus

Damase, Jean-Michel

Davidovsky, Mario

Debussy, Claude

Del Tredici, David

Denisov, Edison

Dick, Robert

Dohnányi, Ernő

Dutilleux, Henri

Enescu, George

Feld, Jindřich

Ferroud, Pierre-Octave

Foote, Arthur

Foss, Lukas

Françaix, Jean

Fukushima, Kazuo

Gaubert, Philippe

Gieseking, Walter

Gordeli, Otar

Griffes, Charles Tomlinson

Grovlez, Gabriel

Guarnieri, Mozart Camargo

Hanson, Howard Harold

Harsányi, Tibor

Harty, Hamilton

Heiss, John

Heith, David

Higdon, Jennifer

Hindemith, Paul

Honegger, Arthur

Hoover, Katherine

Hosokawa, Toshio

Hovhaness, Alan

Hüe, Georges Adolphe

Ibert, Jacques

Ichiyanagi, Toshi

Ittzés, Gergely

Jacob, Gordon

Jemnitz, Sándor

Jirák, Karel Boleslav

Jolivet, André

Karg-Elert, Sigfrid

Kennan, Kent Wheeler

Kornauth, Egon

La Montaine, John

Liebermann, Lowell

Martin, Frank

Martino, Donald

Martinů, Bohuslav

Messiaen, Olivier

Mihalovici, Marcel

Milhaud, Darius

Mouquet, Jules

Mower, Mike

Muczynski, Robert

Nielsen, Carl

Offermans, Wil

Piazzolla, Astor

Piston, Walter

Poulenc, Francis

Prokofiev, Sergey

Rachmaninoff, Sergei

Ran, Shulamit

Ravel, Maurice

Reynolds, Verne

Rivier, Jean

Rota, Nino

Roussel, Albert

Rutter, John

Saariaho, Kaija

Sancan, Pierre

Schulhoff, Erwin

Schwantner, Joseph

Sciarrino, Salvatore

Shostakovich, Dmitri

Sibelius, Jean

Tailleferre, Germaine

Takemitsu, Tōru

Taktakishvili, Otar

Varèse, Edgar

Vasks, Pēteris

Weigl, Vally

Weinberg, Mieczysław

Williams, Ralph Vaughan

Yun, Isang

Ballade for Flute and Piano

Ballade for Flute and Piano

By Martin Frank

F. Martin: Ballade for Flute and Piano (Ballade pour flûte et piano) was written in 1939 as mandatory audition piece for Geneva competition. The Ballade was premiered in Basel in 1941 as Martin's arrangement for flute and string orchestra. Overall, Frank Martin has written six Ballades for various solo instruments and piano where soloist has a role of a storyteller.

Karl-Heinz Schütz

Eliko Akahori (piano), 2013, live performance at The Chapel at the Riverside Church

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Aurèle Nicolet

Zürcher Kammerorchester, E. De Stoutz (conductor)

Ballade

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Davide Formisano

Phillip Moll (piano), 2007, live performance in Japan

Ballade

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Mark Sparks

Clinton Adams (piano), 2005, Summit Records/ Orchard

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Martin Frank

Frank Martin (1890-1974) was a Swiss composer who initially studied mathematics and physics. He switched to musical studies and composition influenced by his first teacher Joseph Lauber who was leading composer and musical figure in Geneva at that time. Born in Calvinist pastor family, Martin's compositions are greatly inspired by Christianity.
Frank Martin is mostly known for his orchestral works. His Petite Symphonie Concertante (1944) helped to gain an international recognition. His musical style gradually developed as derivation of Schoenberg's twelve-tone technique and tonality.