Chopin: Works For Piano / Imogen Cooper
Catalog: CHAN 10902
Piano - IMOGEN COOPER
1) Polonaise Nr. 7 As-Dur op. 61 "Polonaise Fantaisie" 13:21 2) Nocturne Nr. 17 H-Dur op. 62 Nr. 1 7:39 3) Nocturne Nr. 18 E-Dur op. 62 Nr. 2 5:55 4) Fantasie f-moll op. 49 13:00 5) Ballade Nr. 4 f-moll op. 52 12:15 6) Nocturne Nr. 8 Des-Dur op. 27 Nr. 2 7:07 7) Ballade Nr. 1 g-moll op. 23 9:54 8) Nocturne Nr. 16 Es-Dur op. 55 Nr. 2 6:22 9) Berceuse Des-Dur op. 57 5:14
British pianist Imogen Cooper has studied with some of the finest in the piano world, including with Kathleen Long in London, with Jacques Fevrier and Yvonne Lefebure in Paris, and with Alfred Brendel, Jorg Demus and Paul Badura-Skoda in Vienna. She is widely recognized for her interpretations of Schubert and Schumann. This release follows her three very successful recordings of Schumann. For this album, Cooper has chosen some of the greatest works of Chopin. The album programme makes up an outstanding recital. Coopers virtuosity and emotional wisdom creates a new lense through which to view this frequently performed repertoire. Following this release, Imogen Cooper will embark on a world tour, performing recitals that will include the repertoire included here, and visiting several of Europe’s most prestigious venues before venturing to other continents.