Henle Verlag HN938 - Frederic Chopin Ballade in Fmin, Op52. Piano solo sheet music. Urtext Edition, paperbound with detailed critical commentary.
With this poetic masterpiece all four of the recently revised “Ballades” (HN 862) are now available as single editions. Following a restrained opening in C major and the first dreamy sounds of the theme, the tension continually increases to the brilliant closing coda before the work finally fades away after four chords. Two autograph scores survive for the fourth ballade, although they are merely fragments. However, the first editions provide important information, particularly since Chopin undertook further corrections after the first printing.