Chopin – Ballade No. 2 – Zimerman, Piano

Ballade No. 2 in F major, Op. 38, was composed from  by Frédéric Chopin in 1836 to 1839 in Nohant, France, and on the Spanish island of Majorca. Robert Schumann, who had dedicated his Kreisleriana, Op. 16, to Chopin, received the dedication of this Ballade in return. The piece has been criticized by some prominent pianists and musicologists, including its dedicatee Schumann, as a less ingenious work than the first. – Krystian Zimerman

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