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ballade

(bəläd`), in literature, verse form developed in France in the 14th and 15th cent. The ballade usually contains three stanzas of eight lines with three rhymes and a four-line envoy (a short, concluding stanza). Also popular was the ten-line stanza with four rhymes and a five-line envoy. The envoy is used primarily as a summary or as a dedication or direct address to an important person. Ballades of Charles d'Orléans, François Villon, and Geoffrey Chaucer are well known.

ballade

1. Prosody a verse form consisting of three stanzas and an envoy, all ending with the same line. The first three stanzas commonly have eight or ten lines each and the same rhyme scheme
2. Music an instrumental composition, esp for piano, based on or intended to evoke a narrative
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The G minor Ballade shows his wonderful colouring of voices and strong but lyrical chording.
Most of the music is performed extremely slowly: in Van Nevel's hands a full three-stanza ballade can last nearly 20 minutes.
In the deceptively lighter A flat major Ballade he varied its amiable opening melody on its next appearance giving it a sprightlier insouciant feel.
6) Une des representations de la mere archaique, oU son agressivite destructive est explicite, se trouve dans la ballade << Mistriceanul >>:
The Honda Ballade, Honda's most widely sold vehicle was out of stock confirmed Thea Maresch, Dealer Principle at Honda in an interview with The Economist last week.
In the earlier parts of the book, the author undertakes a survey of the literature in search of remarks on the connection between Chopin's ballades and Mickiewicz's ballads.
The decision to make the ballades of Charles d'Orleans required reading for the prestigious agregation de lettres modernes in 2010/11 provides a clear indication of the poet's return to the forefront of literary--critical debate in France and throughout the international academic community.
For while Bellman will ultimately write, in the first sentence of chapter 5, that "[i]t ought to be coming clear, now, that not one but two formal models made significant contributions [to] Chopin's new genre of the piano ballade"--those of programmatic piano pieces and of the operatic ballade--he spends chapter 3 understanding the First Ballade in terms of literary models, inspired in general by the work of James Parakilas (Ballades without Worth: Chopin and the Tradition of the Instrumental Ballade [Portland, OR: Amadeus Press, 1992]) and in particular by James Huneker's linking the First Ballade to a particular Mickiewicz poem, in Huneker's monograph, Chopin: The Man and His Music (New York: C.
Die meerderheid ballades wat in hierdie bloemlesing opgeneem is, is redelik bekend en het op verskillende maniere en plekke neerslag in die Afrikaanse gemeenskap gevind.
This collection of Rustic Dances and Ballades played by Silke Avenhaus is lush romantic music and will give great pleasure, especially at Naxos' budget price.
The essays are paired, two each on literary/generic elements of the recueil, the evolution from Odes et ballades to Les Orientales, and the reception of the work at different periods.
But then came a change of mood as we were plunged into three of Chopin's emotive Ballades.