The inspiration for this Ballade is usually claimed to be Adam Mickiewicz’s poem Undine, also known as Świtezianka.
There are structural similarities with the “Raindrop Prelude” which was inspired by the weather in Majorca during Chopin’s disastrous vacation with George Sand. These include a repetitive A♭ which modulates into a G♯ during the C♯ minor section.
Others Chopin’s Ballades by Krystian Zimerman
Ballade No 1 in G Minor
Ballade No 2 in F Major
Ballade No 4 in F Minor
Ballade No 3: other performance
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