MAGNIFICENCE AS A REWARDby DR. JOSEPH KSIAZEK. PRINCEon April 28th, 2010
BRILLIANCE, AS IS MUCH OF CHOPIN'S MUSICAL COMPOSITION. THE WIDE RANGE OF EMOTION, THE TECHNICAL SKILLS AND SPEED...ALL EXPRESS UNQUALIFIED PERFECTION. OPUS 23 IN Gmin MASTERFULLY CAPTURES CHOPIN'S MOODS AND FEELINGS FOR HIS BELOVED MOTHERLAND, POLAND, SUFFERING FROM FOREIGN INVADERS.
FROM A RETIRED SR. CITIZEN, LEARNING TO PLAY PIANO MUSIC AND LIVING IN A WORLD THAT HAS GIVEN US, CHOPIN, LISZT, RACHMANINOFF, BEETHOVEN, GRIEG, MOZART AND OTHER MUSICAL GREATS! CAN THERE BE A GREATER REWARD IN LIFE...I DOUBT IT AND THANK GOD!
masterpieceby Saladinon November 1st, 2008
I'm pretty sure that this piece -Ballade 23- is the most beautiful musical chart ever in which the audience is enforced to get envolved within its coherence in a deeply personal term. as much as you can say for tchaikovski's Lac des cygnes-
the morality of this piece as i can assume is -the beginning is definitely the end-
among the best of all timeby Alan(MEMBER)on September 21st, 2008
If you could only hear or learn one more piece of music before you die and you choose this one (Ballade Op 23. in G minor) you would say, "It was not a mistake".
a taleby Göksel Tanıgöron June 22nd, 2008
According to a rumor that i heard, when Schumann and Chopin meets, Schumann tells him that he loves the first ballade (op 23) most. Then Chopin tells that he is glad about this, because he loves this piece most too.
one of the best chopin piece written by himby ryan , on Feb 8th 2008(MEMBER)on February 8th, 2008
I'm am learning this song because it is beautyfully written and it is fast and slow,after i learn ballade in g minor i want to learn Prelude in D Flat Major "Riandrop".So this is the piece you would like and want to learn
Beauty.by Irma Alfonso Rubioon January 14th, 2008
Op38, Is , like most Chopin compositions, extremely moving and beautyful. I think that this Ballade is on of his more perfect achievements. Its beauty is a great stimule to overcome the technical difficulties.
COOL!by anonymouson August 25th, 2007
When i saw the movie The Pianist i loved the ballade op.23
Ballade Op. 23 is the best!by anonymouson January 30th, 2007
I absolutely love the Ballade Op. 23 in G minor better than the other 3 ballades. I first heard this piece from the movie The Pianist. That's where I fell in love with it. If you are a pianist yourself and you want to learn this piece, I recommend that you start from his preludes, waltzes, nocturnes, and polonaises before attempting to master this piece....that is, if you really want the full value of playing this piece. There are so many elements that must be executed in this piece such as dymanics, phrasing, fingering, note jumping, and of course speed, interpretation, and most importantly, passion. Watch the movie THE PIANIST if you are a Chopin lover...
My BEST Chopin piece!by anonymouson September 28th, 2006
I'm currently learning this piece. It's not hard to read but the dynamics and speed are challenging! Nevertheless, it is absolutely beautiful and totally worth all the practice. I have it on CD and I never get tired of listening to it, and I CAN'T WAIT to master it!
My favorite piece forever!by Paulon June 4th, 2006
I love Chopin and I love the Ballade Op.23 in G minor. It's so virtuous and beautiful.