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Ballade No 2 in F, Op.38 Chopin Help Opus Details
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In each of his four Ballades, Chopin uses two main melodic ideas. Turning away from the constraints of traditional classical forms such as the Sonata or Rondo, he freely calls on any of the compositional techniques to tell his tale. Although his contemporary Romantics would have liked to connect specific poems or stories to these large scale compositions, they are portrayals of emotion and lyricism in a purely musical sense. On a spiritual level, they have an affinity to the great German Romantic ballads of Schiller and Goether, or the legend-inspired works of Polish poets Mickiewicz or Slovatski. The Ballade No. 2 in F, Op. 38, was first published in 1840. Although their are many tests of the pianist's endurance and technique, Chopin calls for a great deal of musical sensitivity.
Category: Short Piece Solo Featuring Piano Romantic Period
Time Signature 6 /8 Key Signature   F Major Play MP3 using player below.

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