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Author Topic: Chopin G minor Ballade No.1  (Read 1792 times)
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« on: March 22, 2005, 03:24:30 AM »

Hi, I just recently played the Chopin Scherzo Op.31 and won a state competition in it.  I am currently working on the Grieg Concerto and Chopin Polonaise 0p.53.  I was wondering if the Chopin G minor Ballade is harder than the scherzo and how much harder. 
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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2005, 04:42:06 AM »

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,7510.0.html
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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2009, 07:27:19 AM »

The Ballade Is a much more difficult piece then The scherzo, and in my opinion the concerto.
The ballade is difficult because it has a much more flowing melody and it is difficult to play that effortlessly.
It is also a very grand piece.
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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2009, 03:14:17 PM »

I'd say the ballade in some parts is very similar to a scherzo, but the thing about the ballade is it incorporates a variety of styles of melodies, so not only technically is it demanding, but..sort of sewing these different types of music together into one grand ballade can be a difficult task, musically.
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