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Anna Shelest exposes all of the finer details, expressive beauty and technical demands of 'Donna Voce' / Classical Music Sentinel

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If you were to do a blindfold test and listen to this recording without prior knowledge as to its content, you would instantly start assuming that you are listening to hitherto unheard or newly discovered works by Robert Schumann, Schubert, Chopin, Scriabin, Prokofiev, and even Nikolai Kapustin. 

International award-winning pianist Anna Shelest who records exclusively on Sorel Classics, certainly exposes all of the finer details, expressive beauty and technical demands within each piece, and for example, brings out the exquisite charm within the music of Amy Beach or the fiery Chopinesque aspects of the Clara Schumann Scherzo. The jazzy elements within the Toccata by Chia-Yu Hsu are well fleshed out, as well as the harmonically adventurous progressions of Lili Boulanger. Donna Voce is latin for "Grant us a voice". It needn't be because they are female composers but because they are good composers. 

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