Chopin / Chelsea Guo: In My Voice
Artist: Chopin / Chelsea Guo
Title: In My Voice
Label: Orchid Classics
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS
Chelsea Guo is a musical polymath who brings her dual gifts as pianist and soprano to this, her debut album. Hailed as a Chopin specialist during her prizewinning performances at the 2020 Chopin Piano Competition, Guo performs solo piano works that show all facets of the composer's style, including the Barcarolle in F-sharp minor, Op. 60 and the four Op. 33 Mazurkas, in which Chopin took existing folk styles to new heights with his nuanced, ground-breaking approach. Chelsea Guo's unique talents are to the fore in the three songs on this album, in which she simultaneously sings and plays; the programme also includes Chopin's complete 24 Preludes, Op. 28, an extraordinary set composed in every available key.