Chopin¡¦s Ballade is described as a story ¡§carried forward by its own momentum, leaping ahead or lingering over some details but never backtracking.¡¨ While Ravel¡¦s Alborada del gracioso is a wild Spanish dance filled with leaps, twirls and excitement.
Frederic Chopin (1810 ¡V 1849) and Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937), while exhibiting considerable differences in their works, are ranked as two of the most eminent composers in their contribution to piano music. Frederic Chopin is often regarded
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219-229 Final statement of the quaver motif, all in D major and ff.
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