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Chopin: Ballades & Nocturnes ()

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composed by Frédéric Chopin

The four ballades of Chopin, more than the somewhat inaccurately named piano sonatas, are the composer's most complex works, both structurally and emotionally, and performances of them differ in substantial ways. They may emphasize sheer virtuosity, leading with Motorik rhythms in the big tunes toward blazing passages like the coda of the Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52. The Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes takes a different direction. He says that he has avoided playing the Ballades until he felt ready, and indeed his ...

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  1. Ballade for piano No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23, CT. 2
  2. Nocturne for piano No. 4 in F major, Op. 15/1, CT. 111
  3. Ballade for piano No. 2 in F major, Op. 38, CT. 3
  4. Nocturne for piano No. 13 in C minor, Op. 48/1, CT. 120
  5. Ballade for piano No. 3 in A flat major, Op. 47, CT. 4
  6. Nocturne for piano No. 17 in B major, Op. 62/1, CT. 124
  7. Ballade for piano No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52, CT. 5
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Chopin: Ballades & Nocturnes
2018, Sony Classical

UPC: 190758229324

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