Ballade no. 3, Op. 47

The term "ballade" was associated with French poetry until the mid-19th century, when Chopin was among the first to pioneer it as a musical form. Structurally, his ballades follow a form that is similar to the sonata, but with some variations, mainly regarding the position of the themes during the recapitulation. Ballade no. 3 in Ab major was written in 1841 and dedicated to Pauline de Noailles. It shares some similarities with the Raindrop Prelude, as both of them were said to be inspired by a disastrous trip to Majorca with George ... more

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Ballade No. 3 in A Flat Major, Op. 47 Donald Betts
Composer Form Instrument Period
Frédéric Chopin Ballade Piano Romantic

Frédéric Chopin

Frederic Francois Chopin was a Polish composer, virtuoso pianist, and music teacher of French–Polish parentage. He was one of the great ... more Learn More »
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