Loss, anguish and classical music. The transformative power of Ballade Number 1.

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Less than 10 minutes long and extremely difficult to play, Chopin’s Ballade Number 1 has cast its spell on millions of people around the world.

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This moving film from Emmy award-winning director James Kent explores how it’s affected the lives of two ordinary young men who have lived extraordinary lives. How has its incredible, transformative power helped them through anguish and loss?

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