Ballade No.1, Op.23 (Chopin, Frédéric)

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Performers Bohumir Stehlik (piano)
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Misc. Notes Recorded live in Bergen, Norway, 11/2008
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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Paris: Maurice Schlesinger, n.d. Plate M.S. 1928.
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Editor Ernst Rudorff (1840–1916)
Publisher. Info. Friedrich Chopin's Werke. Band I
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.[1878]. Plate C. I. 1.
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Editor Karl Klindworth (1830-1916)
Publisher. Info. Oeuvres complètes de Frédéric Chopin, Band 1 (pp.2-11)
Berlin: Bote & Bock, n.d.[1880]. Plate 12261
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Editor Herrmann Scholtz (1845-1918)
Publisher. Info. Sämtliche Pianoforte-Werke, Band II (pp.279-88)
Leipzig: C.F. Peters, n.d.[1879]. Plate 6216.
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Editor Theodor Kullak (1818-1882)
Translator Albert Ross Parsons (1847-1933)
Publisher. Info. Klavierwerke. Instructive Ausgabe, Vol.III: Ballades
Berlin: Schlesinger'sche Buch-und Musikhandlung, 1881. Plate S. 7288(1).
Co-issue - New York: G. Schirmer, 1881.
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Editor Carl Mikuli (1819-1897)
Publisher. Info. Complete Works for the Piano, Vol.5 (pp.viii, 3-16)
New York: G. Schirmer, 1894. Plate 11490
Reissue — Vol.5, 1934. Plate 36391.
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Editor Xaver Scharwenka (1850-1924)
Publisher. Info. Mainz: B. Schott Söhne, n.d. Plate 0361.
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Editor Rafael Joseffy (1852-1915)
Publisher. Info. Complete Works for the Piano, Vol.5
New York: G. Schirmer, 1915. Plate 25646..
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Editor Alfred Cortot (1877-1962)
Publisher. Info. Edition de travail des œuvres de Chopin, Vol.4
Paris: Maurice Senart, 1929. Plate E.M.S. 5138.
Reprinted Paris: Salabert, n.d.(after 1940).
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Editor Vladimir de Pachmann (1848-1933)
Marguerite Labori (1864–1952)
Publisher. Info. London: Augener, 1935. Plate 17416.
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Misc. Notes Transcribed and with notes by Marguerite de Pachmann-Labori.
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Editor Institut Fryderyka Chopina
Publisher. Info. Dzieła wszystkie Fryderyka Chopina, Vol.III: Ballades (pp.x, 7-20)
Warszawa: Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne, 1949. Plate PWM 232. (1973 reissue)
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Editor Javier Ruiz-Alma
Publisher. Info. Mutopia Project, 2014
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Violin and Piano (Ysaÿe)

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Arranger Eugène Ysaÿe (1858-1931)
Publisher. Info. London: Holograph manuscript, 1916 (March)
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Misc. Notes Subsequent statement of responsibility modified in pencil: adaptation pour le violon par Eugène Ysaÿe. At end: Londres, mars 1916, signed. Found in the Heinemann Foundation collection of the Library of Congress.
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General Information

Work Title Ballade No.1
Alternative. Title
Composer Chopin, Frédéric
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.23
Key G minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1835-36
First Publication. 1836
Dedication A Mr. le Baron [Nathaniel] de Stockhausen
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation piano
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Piano Music by Frédéric Chopin