On François-Frédéric Guy's first Chopin album Secret Garden, the pianist lets a cross-section of Chopin's works blossom on two CDs.

"Chopin invented a new language, a way of expressing musical feeling in new forms such as the nocturne and the ballade," says the pianist in the detailed CD booklet that accompanies the recording, now released on the La Dolce Volta label. "In doing so, he devoted himself mostly to relatively short forms and indirectly used folk music, while his music 'only' pure is. The purest next to Mozart's. That's why it frightens, because the tiniest impurities harm it."