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Ballade in g minor (Read 5183 times)

Offline Celeste

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Ballade in g minor
« on: June 04, 2003, 01:20:19 AM »
How do you play the first page, with pedal or without?

(I know I'm the hundredth person to post a topic about this song, sorry :-[)

Offline Davek

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Re: Ballade in g minor
«Reply #1 on: June 04, 2003, 01:09:55 PM »
the first page -with pedal the opening passage, um i use pedal, but only use it if you can make it sound like your not using it. was that worded right ? :) :)

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Re: Ballade in g minor
«Reply #2 on: June 06, 2003, 02:04:31 AM »
Yes, pedal every note of the first line (intro).  Or every other note.  You want a real full rich sound, so pedal.  And be sure to make it sound legato.  

Offline Chiyo

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Re: Ballade in g minor
«Reply #3 on: June 06, 2003, 05:29:31 AM »

Are we talking about Chopin Op.23?

I love Chopin!

Offline chopinetta

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Re: Ballade in g minor
«Reply #4 on: June 07, 2003, 10:16:22 AM »
yeah very beautiful piece!!! :):):)
"If I do not believe anymore in tears, it is because I see you cry." -Chopin to George Sand
"How repulsive this George Sand is! is she really a woman? I'm ready to doubt it."-Chopin on George Sand

Offline Celeste

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Re: Ballade in g minor
«Reply #5 on: June 09, 2003, 05:40:09 AM »
yes, it's opus 23. In my edition the bottom some of the notes have stacattos with legattos attached to them. This is supposed to mean non legato, I guess. Does anyone elses edition have this? That's why I was confused about the pedal. I know it sounds better with pedal, but you can't play non legato with pedal.

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Re: Ballade in g minor
«Reply #6 on: June 09, 2003, 10:00:31 PM »
i think stacattos with a legato marking mean portamento  

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Re: Ballade in g minor
«Reply #7 on: June 11, 2003, 12:52:25 PM »
in my edition it indicates pedalling at the first parts...
"If I do not believe anymore in tears, it is because I see you cry." -Chopin to George Sand
"How repulsive this George Sand is! is she really a woman? I'm ready to doubt it."-Chopin on George Sand