Bartók, Béla Viktor János
Bennet, Richard Rodney
Bozza, Eugène Joseph
Dahl, Walter Ingolf Marcus
Del Tredici, David
Griffes, Charles Tomlinson
Guarnieri, Mozart Camargo
Hanson, Howard Harold
Hüe, Georges Adolphe
Jirák, Karel Boleslav
Kennan, Kent Wheeler
La Montaine, John
Williams, Ralph Vaughan
Ballade for Flute and Piano
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.
Phillip Moll (piano), 2007, live performance in Japan
Zürcher Kammerorchester, E. De Stoutz (conductor)
Eliko Akahori (piano), 2013, live performance at The Chapel at the Riverside Church
Clinton Adams (piano), 2005, Summit Records/ Orchard
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.