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Liszt: Ballade No. 2 in B Minor

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Franz Liszt - Ballades :
Ballade, No. 2
Ballade  No. 2  in B Minor by Liszt piano sheet music
Key: B Minor Year: 1853
Level: 8+ Period: Early Romantic
piano sheet music Piano score: Scanned score (4158 kB)

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xx Liszt Ballade No 2
April 10, 2012, 04:03:18 AM by can

From my recital on April 6 in an old church. I hope you like my interpretation.

xx Perf History Question for Liszt's Ballade No. 2
January 29, 2011, 08:52:53 AM by john11inc

At the Lento Assai (and subsequent, identical passages) I've sometimes heard the RH chords rolled in a very slow and dramatic manner.  Is there some history to this interpretation, or is it a compensation for people with smaller hands only?  I personally like the interpretation choice but would not want to emulate it if it has absolutely no standing.

xx F. Liszt: Ballade no.2
December 17, 2010, 02:06:02 AM by storyseller

I thought I should upload this as Liszt's 2nd Ballade is rather "underplayed" (as in comparicon to Chopin's Ballades) and since it is my second favorite Liszt piece, after the Sonata of course. (and I wouldnt dare post the Sonata for now, so this will have to do)

I've been playing the Ballade for almost 3 years now, forgeting and learnig it anew at least 3 times. Since I had the honour to play it in Liszt himself's house in Budapest (!) I decided to declare (sic) this as my final version of it.

Comments and critiques are welcome as always.


xx Liszt Ballade #2 - L.H. Fingering
August 01, 2010, 05:22:51 AM by the romantic

Hello all,

I have a Henle Edition of this piece, and the L.H. fingering for the opening passage is marked like this:

413213213 1 312312314

Is there any reason that it would be marked in this way, and not with the more obvious:

421313212 1 212313124

Why do they mark the score with such unusual fingerings??  I remember reading about Liszt marking Mazeppa with some unnatural fingerings in order to give the music a different feel.  Any ideas about this one?


xx Liszt - 2. ballade
June 13, 2008, 01:10:35 PM by posorrow

fresh recorded
I hope you guys like it
this s my first post so...
again, I hope you guys like it Smiley


xx Liszt Ballade no2 (Video)
May 13, 2008, 10:05:05 AM by storyseller

This is me playing Liszt's 2nd Ballade - comments plz

1st part:     


2nd part:


smiley Liszt Ballade No. 2 S.171 live from London
April 17, 2008, 01:49:36 PM by doxy

Piano Recital 6th of April at Wigmore Hall, London.
Steinway Grand Piano
The rest of the recital incl. works by Bach, Chopin, Debussy can be listened at my Last.fm page on
my website www.doriangriner.com

xx Pedaling in the opening of Liszt's Second Ballade
June 30, 2007, 12:37:09 PM by nomis


In the opening of Liszt's second Ballade, it says con pedal but I'm unsure as to how to pedal the chromatic passages in the left hand. How would you pedal it?

xx Liszt ballade
June 19, 2007, 03:05:36 PM by flontarna


I'm searching a description of the 2nd Liszt ballade, like something you would put in a book for a concert

thank you

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