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HN867

Chopin: Ballade in G Minor, Op. 23

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  • Composer: Frédéric Chopin
  • Editor: Norbert Müllemann
  • Instrumentation: Piano
  • ISMN: 979-020180867-3
  • Size: 9.3 x 12.2 inches
  • Pages: 20
  • Urtext / Critical Edition

Description

When Chopin gave his Opus 23 the title "Ballade" in the mid 1830s, he established the piano ballade as a new musical genre which was subsequently taken up by others, including Brahms, Liszt and Grieg. The idea of transforming a fictional, dramatic and mystical event into music particularly suggested itself to the Romantic Schumann. He was enthusiastic about this work: "I have a new Ballade by Chopin. It seems to me to be one of his most brilliant (not most inspired) works."