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Ballada, Op 16
composer
1905

Recordings
'Vianna da Motta: Piano Concertos' (CDA67163)
Vianna da Motta: Piano Concertos
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Track 8 on CDA67163 [9'18]

Ballada, Op 16
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Vianna da Motta's Ballada Op 16—composed in 1905 and based on two popular Portuguese songs, ‘Tricana da Aldeia’ and an ‘Ave Maria’—is undoubtedly his most mature piano work. The first song is treated in variation form and the second serves as a peaceful coda to a dramatic and virtuosic work. This work is similar in form to Grieg’s Ballade in G minor, and it is interesting to note that in his book Meister des Klaviers Walter Niemann referred to Vianna da Motta as ‘the Portuguese Grieg’.

from notes by Artur Pizarro © 2000

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67163 track 8
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-00-16308
Duration
9'18
Recording date
13 July 1999
Recording venue
Grande Auditório, Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal
Recording producer
Recording engineer
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  1. Vianna da Motta: Piano Concertos (CDA67163)
    Disc 1 Track 8
    Release date: October 2000
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