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

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...

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Newbie BS by pencilart3
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Which Chopin Ballade to start with? by philb
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some questions about Chopin ballades:) by ihavetoleave
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Chopin Ballades by sjeon
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