ARTUR RUBINSTEIN MASTERCLASS
Chopin Ballade 1 in G minor




In this Artur Rubinstein Masterclass a student is treated not so much to a lesson on how to play as to what are genuine words of wisdom from one of the Gods of the Mt. Olympus of piano playing. Rubinstein gives advice, yes, but what is precious about the advice is that it effectively communicates the subtleties of the mood of this Chopin Ballade in G minor. If the student walks away having understood this, his playing of this piece will improve immeasurably.

And what a pleasure to see and hear Artur Rubinstein at the end of his illustrious career with as much charm and enthusiasm for music and life as ever.




Chopin Ballade 1 in G minor, Op 23


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Next is a performance of the Chopin Ballade by Artur Rubinstein. His playing demonstrates of the noblity of which he speaks, the lack of exaggeration, the anticipation, the longing, and when the climactic moment that is prepared during the class does come, it is just right.






Artur Rubinstein Plays
Chopin Ballade 1 in G minor, Op 23
recorded in 1959















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