Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat major, K482
Piano Concerto No. 18 in B flat major, K456
Performed by Imogen Cooper, piano & director of the Northern Sinfonia Orchestra
This CD will be issued Nov. 9th, 2010
Pianist Imogen Cooper continues her critically acclaimed series of Mozart concerti, directing the Northern Sinfonia from the keyboard.
Pianist Imogen Cooper has seen her highly regarded career take off lately, due to her recordings of Schubert’s solo piano works and of the Mozart Piano Concerti. Most recently Ms. Cooper’s Schubert series has appeared in the Top 10 of the Specialist Classical Chart, and has been hailed by the international media, from the BBC to National Public Radio, and Gramophone to The New York Times.
This release is Cooper’s third of the Mozart concerti, where she is directing the Northern Sinfonia from the keyboard. The synergy between soloist and orchestra is clearly apparent, and it results in a fine reading of these masterpieces. She has very nice phrasing, excellent balance with the orchestra, and an excellent presentation of this timeless music.
Here are some Press comments:
“Cooper once again reminds us of her own very individual, melodic style … She clearly feels this music deeply and infectiously communicates that sense to the listener.” — Gramophone Editor’s Choice (AVR 2100)
“Cooper’s eloquent, musically intelligent playing was true to the bold profile of this work without sacrificing suppleness or grace.” — Boston Globe
Here is a video of the Mozart Concerto number 7, KV242,in F- major, for 2 Pianos
Pianists: Alfred Brendel, and Imogen Cooper
Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields, conducted by Sir Neville Marriner
Tags: Imogen Cooper, Mozart piano concerto, Northern Sinfonia