Ballade No.3

Frédéric Chopin

Ballade No.3 in Ab major

Op. 47, B. 136

About this work...

This ballade, like its two predecessors, is assumed to draw on the poetry of Chopin's friend Adam Mickiewicz (Chopin never confirmed the precise sources or programs connected with these works). Dedicated to Princess Pauline de Noailles, one of the composer's pupils, the piece is said to be inspired by Mickiewicz's "Und... read more