Welcome to my first post!
I recently discovered Chopin's four Ballades and I am particularly drawn to the first. I am currently not at the level to play it, but I would love to play it in the future. I've heard that the third is considered easier, but by how much? If I start learning the third Ballade once I get to the level that I would be able to create a convincing performance of the whole piece, would it last me until I reach the level required for the first Ballade? Or are they similar enough in difficulty that I would likely reach the level of the first not long after I start learning the third?
Thanks very much in advance for your responses!