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Frédéric Chopin

Ballade f minor op. 52

Editor: Norbert Müllemann
Fingering: Hans-Martin Theopold

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Urtext Edition, paperbound
Detailed critical commentary
(not available in the printed editions)
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Pages: 31 (VI, 25), Size 23,5 x 31,0 cm
Order no. HN 938

Level of difficulty (Piano): difficult (Level 9)

With this poetic masterpiece all four of the recently revised “Ballades” (HN 862) are now available as single editions. Following a restrained opening in C major and the first dreamy sounds of the theme, the tension continually increases to the brilliant closing coda before the work finally fades away after four chords. Two autograph scores survive for the fourth ballade, although they are merely fragments. However, the first editions provide important information, particularly since Chopin undertook further corrections after the first printing. Details regarding the genesis of this work and an evaluation of the sources can be found in the explanatory texts in this edition; detailed information can also be downloaded free-of-charge.

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