Ballade no. 1, op. 23, G minor
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Chopin, Frederic, 1810-1849
Cortot, Alfred, 1877-1962 (piano)
Originally released as GRAMOPHONE DB 853. During his first electrical session in March 1925, Cortot made a complete recording of Chopin's G minor Ballade on two twelve-inch sides. Although both sides were passed for release, only the second half was actually issued, and this only in the UK, coupled with the F sharp minor Impromptu. For years, many collectors thought that the "Fragment from Ballade", as it was called on the label of DB 853, was merely the second side of the complete version from December 1926, but we now know this not to be the case [Source: Mark Obert-Thorn: naxos.com];Originally released on GRAMOPHONEDB853; matrix number: 05844.