Ballade No.4

Frédéric Chopin

Ballade No.4 in F minor

Op. 52, B. 146

About this work...

Unlike its predecessors, this ballade has no clear link to the poetry of Adam Mickiewicz. Some observers have suggested as inspiration Mickiewicz's The Three Brothers Budrys, about siblings who go off to capture sables, disappear for a while, and ultimately return sharing a wife. It would be very difficult, though, to ... read more