Ballade for Flute and Piano, Op37
- Staff Pick
“Heart-on-your sleeve music!”
If you have ever wished that the likes of Brahms had written something for the flute you may enjoy this beautiful piece. It's proper passionate 'heart-on-your-sleeve' Romantic music! The dramatic opening E minor melody is made even more dark and brooding by the octave accompaniment. The following Piu Allegro develops into a cadenza passage and this is turn leads into a C major Adagio. which is full of chromaticism. The opening melody then returns and the music then comes to a seemingly tragic end. If you have a good pianist this is a wonderful piece which will fit very well into any balanced programme. Who needs Brahms anyway?!
Performance duration (approx): 8'00
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).