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Offline Aspiring Romantic

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Chopin G minor Ballade No.1
« 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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Re: Chopin G minor Ballade No.1
«Reply #1 on: March 22, 2005, 04:42:06 AM »
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Offline ara9100

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Re: Chopin G minor Ballade No.1
«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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Re: Chopin G minor Ballade No.1
«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.