For Manny

  • Piano
  • 6 min 30 s
    • 18th July 2024, Aa Kirke, Aakirkeby, Denmark
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Programme Note

In this short piece I wanted to write music with a melody that grows out of the texture before descending into it again; a work that constantly shifts from a complex, multi-layered texture to concentrated single lines and back again.

Why Ballade? Manny asked specifically for a piece bearing this title, and I wrote it for him in July 2005.

Kaija Saariaho