Gabriel Fauré

Ballade in F# major

Op. 19

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The two versions of Fauré's Ballade -- the first for solo piano, the second for piano and orchestra -- have very few bar-to-bar discrepancies, but their effects are quite different. The solo version, using Chopin's Ballades as its obvious model, is thick, large-scaled, and passionate; the concerto version, by redistrib... read more