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THE FRIDAY RECITAL

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Arnaldo Estrella (piano)
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Chopin's Four Ballades were said by Schumann to have been ' inspired by the poems of Mickiewicz'-the nineteenth-century Polish Nationalist poet; and his statement gave rise to an unfounded belief that each BalLde was based on a particular poem.
It seems clear, however, that the poetry of Mickiewicz stimulated Chopin, in exile after the capture of Warsaw by the Russians in 1831, to create a new musical form expressing the same kind of narrative atmosphere and nationalist emotion as the poetical ballads of his literary compatriot. Deryck Cooke

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Piano: Arnaldo Estrella
Unknown: Deryck Cooke

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