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Ballade in A flat, RO271
composer
1853; published in New York in 1876

Recordings
'Gottschalk: Piano Music, Vol. 2' (CDA66697)
Gottschalk: Piano Music, Vol. 2
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'Gottschalk: The Complete Solo Piano Music' (CDS44451/8)
Gottschalk: The Complete Solo Piano Music
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Track 10 on CDA66697 [4'46]
Track 10 on CDS44451/8 CD2 [4'46] 8CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

Ballade in A flat, RO271
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Light-years away from Chopin’s dramatic tone poems of the previous two decades and Liszt’s contemporaneous Ballade in B minor, Gottschalk means ‘ballad’ as in ‘song’—a simple melody of sixteen measures, reminiscent of part of a well-known tune by Haydn! The key changes from A flat to D flat for a placid second subject before the ‘hymn tune’ returns twice in more elaborate guise.

from notes by Jeremy Nicholas © 1994

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