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Brahms: Ballade Op. 118 No. 3 in G Minor

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Johannes Brahms - Six Pieces :
Ballade, Op. 118 No. 3
Ballade Op. 118 No. 3  in G Minor by Brahms piano sheet music
Key: G Minor Year: 1893
Level: 8+ Period: Early Romantic
piano sheet music Piano score: Scanned score (1251 kB)

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xx Brahms op118no3 fast/slow paced?
November 07, 2009, 12:41:25 PM by bellywelly

This particular allergro energico should be played in what kind of pace? Kissin's version is very much indeed fast paced<<< found on youtube.
on the other hand, my teacher and a friend of mine both suggest to play this peice moderately. i do not understand why they suggested to slow down a little.

If i play it face-paced, but a little slower than kissin's version, i will slow down a lot in the soft part of section A, ie, the part in between the loud macho chordal harmonies. this is because this part requires a soft gentle touch which the fast pace i started with is not able to achieve. i couldnt play it gently when im in a 'in a hurry/energetic' mood/speed.

If i play it moderately, i will have no slowing down in that soft gentle part of the song. ie, no rubato. is rubato supposed to be included in this song? i find it a little boring with the song at the same pace.

any suggestions would be welcome  Smiley

xx Brahms op.118 ballade help needed!
June 27, 2009, 06:38:03 AM by schubertiad

According to the copy I have, Brahms calls for the soft pedal to be used during the middle section, but there is no indication of when he wants it to be taken off. Any suggestions???


xx Brahms Ballade in G minor Op.118, #3 - Pedal Question
January 16, 2005, 12:19:20 AM by sharon_f

At the begining of the B major section there is an indication for una corda. Interestingly enough there is no indication later in the score for a return to tre corda. (Unlike the Intermezzo which precedes this piece.)

For anyone here who has performed this Ballade, do you follow the una corda marking? Do you continue it throughout the entire B major section? When do you return to tre corda?

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