Frédéric Chopin Ballade Op.23, No.1
Svetlana Tulieva plays Frédéric Chopin Ballade Op.23, No.1 (02.2012)
«Chopin invented the instrumental ballade. The term «ballade» was associated
with French poetry until the mid-19th century, when Chopin was among the first to pioneer the ballade as a musical form.
Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23, was composed during the composer’s early years in Paris. As a whole, the piece is structurally complex and not strictly confined to any particular form. Technically, many passages of the Ballade require rapid scales, very fast and large chords, octaves, and difficult fingerings.»