Frédéric Chopin
Ballades

About Frédéric Chopin's Ballades

The Ballade or Ballad was originally a sung poem, recounting a myth or an historical event. The form, with its connotations of simple folkloric authenticity, became popular in literature with the rise of Romanticism; Chopin is usually credited with originating the genre for the piano.
The first three Ballades are said to have been inspired by poems by Adam Mickiewicz, a Polish poet living in exile in Paris like Chopin himself, although Chopin never confirmed the precise sources or programs for these works.

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Preview TitleKey Year Level
Ballade 1 Op. 23  in G Minor by Chopin piano sheet music AAB Ballade 1 Op. 2324 G Minor 1835 8+
Ballade 2 Op. 38  in F Major by Chopin piano sheet music AAC Ballade 2 Op. 3817 F Major 1839 8+
Ballade 3 Op. 47  in A-flat Major by Chopin piano sheet music AAD Ballade 3 Op. 4727 A-flat Major 1841 8+
Ballade 4 Op. 52  in F Minor by Chopin piano sheet music AAE Ballade 4 Op. 5218 F Minor 1842 8+

Forum posts about the Ballades by Frédéric Chopin

What Chopin pieces should I move on to? by kanacs
I have completed ATCL before, now I'm trying to get into harder Chopin pieces  :) What pieces should I play in order to progress f...

Etudes by Chopin -> Ballades by ed24dyt
Hi i was wondering if i should study any of chopins etudes before i start chopin ballade 1 or if i can go straight into it with the proficie...

Chopin - concrete Etudes technically connected with Ballades by rachorascho
Hello, I would like to know your opinion on which Chopin's Etudes prepare you for which techniques in concrete Ballades? (I mean, for e...

Newbie BS by pencilart3
I'm a long time pianostreet-er. I'm aware there were generations before me but I've been here since 2014 (hard to believe sin...

Chopin Recital/Repertoire Suggestions by kc_gracie
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Practising a lot of superhard pieces - does it increase learning speed? by cuberdrift
I want to get to the point where I can get a relatively difficult work performable (or at least memorised) in a short time of learning (like...

Favorite sets/albums? by beethovenfan01
I'm talking about sets of pieces that are commonly played together in concert. I love the Schubert Impromptus Op. 90 and 142, Chopin�...

Chopin works - Is Mikuli's edition really that bad??? by musikalischer_wirbelwind_280
      I was wondering if there's anyone here that can hopefully shed some light on this matter. I remember reading once ...

A poll on the preference of our taste in musical interpretation. by distantfieldrelative
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Favorite ballade? by chomaninoff1
Although some might find these kind of questions silly, I always find them fun. ;D So, what is your favorite ballade? We all know the Chopin...

Your Dream Concert by rubinsteinmad
If you could attend a concert where your favorite pianist performed your dream program, what would it be ? Here's mine: Pianist: Kryst...

Which Chopin Ballade to start with? by philb
I was wondering what would be the best Chopin ballade to start with. I have been looking over the third Ballade, and it seems a lot easier ...

some questions about Chopin ballades:) by ihavetoleave
which poem was Op.52 based on? I didn't get a main idea,maybe it tells something about the passed days? So what did it want to express?...

Seeking recordings: Frankl plays Chopin ballades and polonaises by josh h
Hi, Can anyone suggest a place where I can purchase or acquire CD or mp3 (or other PC-based formats) recordings of Peter Frankl playing Cho...

VIDEO: The four Chopin Ballades played by Miena Sanada by latrobe
Hi! Miena Sanada is a masterclass student of Adolfo Barabino and has done her first recital of the four ballades and Scherzi on an 1895 Bec...