Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52, was composed in 1842 in Paris and Nohant and revised in 1843. The work was dedicated to Baroness Rothschild, wife of Nathaniel de Rothschild, who had invited Frédéric Chopin to play in her Parisian residence, where she introduced him to the aristocracy and nobility. According to Robert Schumann, this Ballade was inspired by Adam Mickiewicz’s poem The Three Budrys, which tells of three brothers sent away by their father to seek treasures, and the story of their return with three Polish brides.
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For the remaining Ballades, please, see:
- Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23 (9:03)
- Ballade No. 2 in F major, Op. 38 (3:51)
- Ballade No. 3 in A-flat major, Op. 47 (5:33)
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