Order 3 or more physical items and get 1¢ shipping
Orlando Otey | The Chopin of Mexico Plays Chopin

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Andre Watts Claudio Arrau Vladimir Horowitz

Album Links
MusicIsHere Orlando Otey's MySpace page PayPlay Apple iTunes Emusic Ionian Productions Website Tradebit

More Artists From
United States - New Jersey

Other Genres You Will Love
Classical: Chopin Classical: Piano solo Moods: Instrumental
There are no items in your wishlist.

The Chopin of Mexico Plays Chopin

by Orlando Otey

This Chopin recording performed by Orlando Otey, known as the Chopin of Mexico, is a masterful collection of some of Chopin's best works.
Genre: Classical: Chopin
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping

To listen to tracks you will need to update your browser to a recent version.

  Song Share Time Download
1. Ballade in Ab Op. 47
7:44 $0.99
2. Scherzo in B Minor Op. 20
10:28 $0.99
3. Etude in a Minor Op. 10 No. 2
1:40 $0.99
4. Etude in C# Minor Op. 10 No. 4
2:14 $0.99
5. Etude in Eb Minor Op. 10 No. 6
3:55 $0.99
6. Etude in Ab Op. 10 No. 10
2:40 $0.99
7. Etude in Eb Op. 10 No. 11
2:42 $0.99
8. Etude in C Minor Op. 25 No. 12
2:47 $0.99
9. Fantasie Impromptu in C# Minor Op. 66
5:19 $0.99
10. Waltz in Am Op. 34 No. 2
5:18 $0.99
11. Waltz in Gb Op. 70 No. 1
2:18 $0.99
12. Ecossaise in D Op. 73 No. 1
2:18 $0.99
13. Ecossaise in G Op. 73 No. 2
1:21 $0.99
14. Ecossaise in Db Op. 73 No. 3
1:16 $0.99
15. Nocturne in C Minor Op. 48 No. 1
6:30 $0.99
16. Nocturne in F# Minor Op. 48 No. 2
7:58 $0.99
17. Nocturne in G Op. 37 No. 2
6:34 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
At the age of two Orlando Otey was placed at the piano by his mother. It was 1927 and she had always hoped to have a son who would become a concert pianist. This young pianist went on to give his first concert at the age of four at the Teatro Iris in his native Mexico City.

By the age of five he had toured Mexico and by seven he had toured Europe. He also began composing at an early age, and when he was just 14 he composed his first piano concerto, already having completed a list of other compositions.

In 1940 at the age of 15 while on tour in Mexico, giving three programs of his own compositions that included several mazurkas, nocturnes and etudes Otey was heralded as “The Chopin of Mexico” by critics and listeners. Not only was Otey’s performing of Romantic music remarkable, his own compositions reflected the Romantic style to such an extent that many mistook them for compositions of Chopin.

This collection of Chopin’s music performed by Orlando Otey is representative of a persevering spirit that the composer and pianist have shared. It is hoped the expression and passion exhibited in Otey’s interpretation of Chopin’s music truly inspires the listener.



to write a review

R.and T. Walmsley

Pianists, Western Australia
Orlando Otey's playing of Chopin's music has real integrity, each phrase so beautifully delineated and every note clear as a bell.

Toshiya Eto

Violinist, Tokyo, Japan
Orlando Otey's CD is a performance of beauty and sensitivity. His playing is that of a true artist.

Samuel Hsu

Professor of Music and Pianist
Otey's Chopin CD is a work of incomparable artistry and haunting lyricsm.

Michi Tashjian

This playing comes straight from the heart, it is so lyrical and has an intimacy as if he is playing just for the listener.

Robin Spencer

The way it used to be
This is old-school playing in the very best sense of the word. Listening to Senor Otey takes us back to an era which has all but vanished today.

Axel Schwendt

Chopin lives!
I am a HUGE fan of Chopin and grew up playing his pieces myself as I studied piano. It seems that a lot of pianists like to feature his music on their recordings. But Mr. Otey's chopin pieces are the best I've ever heard. Moving and inspiring! From the technical aspects to the lyricism, it doesn't get any better than this.

Pedro Ledezma

To hear Orlando Otey playing from the heart is to hear the soul of Mexico and the love of the piano!

Leander T. Ellis

Psychiatrist, Philadelphia, PA
The CD is really wonderful! The music is like a strand of beautiful gems sparkling in the sun.