Ballade no. 4, Op. 52

Frédéric Chopin composed his fourth Ballade, Op. 52, in 1842 in Paris. He dedicated it to Baroness Rothschild, who had invited him to play in her residence and introduced him to the Paris aristocracy. According to Schumann, this Ballade was inspired by Mickiewicz's poem 'The Three Budrys'. Chopin may be said to be the creator of the Ballade as a distinct genre, inspiring many musicians (such as Liszt and Brahms) to write their own Ballades. Though the pieces seem to be entirely different between them, analysts have shown that the Ballades ... more

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Ballade no. 4 op. 52
Ballade no. 4 op. 52
Ballade no. 4 op. 52
Ballade no. 4 op. 52
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 masters ...
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