The Archives of Ellen Ballon: A Finding Aid

Ellen Ballon (1898-1969) was a Canadian pianist who commisioned the First Piano Concerto. She performed the premiere performance of the work, and recorded a famous LP (London LL 77), with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and conductor Ernest Ansermet. Her dealings with Villa-Lobos are documented in this archive, at Dalhousie University in Halifax NS.