Ballade No.2

Franz Liszt

Ballade No.2 in B minor

S. 171

About this work...

Though the composer provided no subtitle, this work's inspiration was Bürger's poetic ballad Lenore. In the Second Ballade Liszt surpasses the music of his First, his only other work in the genre. The earlier piece is fairly direct and uncomplicated, with a lovely main theme and an attractive march-like second subject.... read more