Mozart: Piano Concertos

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Label: AVIE
Catalog: AV2200
Format: CD

Imogen Cooper, piano & director; Northern Sinfonia

Composed by: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat, KV482 / Piano Concerto No. 18 in B flat, KV456

The acclaimed pianist Imogen Cooper has seen her highly regarded career blossom of late, due to her recordings of Schubert's late solo piano works and Mozart Piano Concertos on Avie. Most recently her Schubert series has appeared in the Top 10 of the UK's 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 her third of Mozart concertos directing the Northern Sinfonia from the keyboard, an instrument
that Cooper selected specially for the spectacular Sage Gateshead when the venue opened in 2004. The synergy between soloist and orchestra results in a poetic clarity that befits Mozart's late works.

critical acclaim for Imogen Cooper's Mozart
"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 (AV 2100)
"not a single phrase passed from Cooper's hands without being imbued with some form of emotional meaning" ... Cooper achieves that rare affect in her playing that she is creating something personal." - The Philadelphia Inquirer
"Cooper's eloquent, musically intelligent playing was true to the bold profile of this work without sacrificing suppleness or grace." - The Boston Globe

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