Ballade (Dvořák)

The Ballade in D minor, Op. 15 (B. 139), is a ballade for violin and piano, composed by Antonín Dvořák in 1884.[1] As with the third piano trio, the Scherzo capriccioso, the Hussite Overture, and the seventh symphony, composed in the same period, the work is written in a more dramatic, dark and aggressive style that supersedes the carefree folk style of Dvořák's "Slavonic period".[2]

A typical performance lasts 6 minutes.[3]


  1. ^ Honolka, Kurt (2004). Dvořák. Haus Publishing. p. 149. ISBN 9781904341529 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ Döge, Klaus (2001). "Dvořák, Antonín (Leopold)". Grove Music Online (8th ed.). Oxford University Press.
  3. ^ "Ballade for violin and piano". Retrieved 20 December 2020.

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