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Hi, I have recently finished my studies of the Chopin ballades 1 and 4 and I'm looking for new pieces to play, preferably from the romantic era. I'm relatively new to this era and so far I have only played a few Chopin etudes. Can you recommend any pieces that are comparable to the musicality of the ballades?

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chopin fantasy in f minor op 49 is seen as the '5th ballade' in pseudo-sonata form with interesting structure and harmonic relations between the themes, there is also the chopin polonaise-fantasy, which is chopin at his most harmonically complex.

There is the liszt ballade no 2, which contain your typical lisztian acrobatics, but what he does with the themes are very convincing.

schumann's kreislerania and fantasy in C are romantic war horses, though I would have to chose the humoresque op 20 as the ultimate reflection of schuman's composing style

The late beethoven sonatas are very romantic, though beethoven was a classicist at heart, he breaks the typical structures considerably, particularly in the last 3 sonatas.

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Hi, I have recently finished my studies of the Chopin ballades 1 and 4 and I'm looking for new pieces to play, preferably from the romantic era. I'm relatively new to this era and so far I have only played a few Chopin etudes. Can you recommend any pieces that are comparable to the musicality of the ballades?

Congratulations! Chopin’s ballad number 4 is the most difficult piece I’ve ever learned. Although I’ve played it in a recital, it’s such a major work I don’t think I will ever finish studying it. Have you studied Rachmaninoff or Alexander Scriabin? Both were amazing. Check them out on YouTube.

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I think the Schumann sonatas are great, and a less obvious choice. The Chopin sonatas are great too.

It's also well worth looking at the late Schubert sonatas.


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