Ballade No.1

Frédéric Chopin

Ballade No.1 in G minor

Op. 23, B. 66 • “Polish Ballade”

About this work...

Chopin is credited with originating the Ballade genre for the piano. The Ballade had previously been associated exclusively with the literary world; it is found in the works of Goethe, Schiller, and other poets. In this Op. 23 effort, Chopin was said to have been inspired by the poem "Konrad Wallenrod" by Adam Mickiewi... read more