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Robert Schumann and Clara Shumann - Imogen Cooper

Opening with confidence and aplomb, Imogen Cooper quickly establishes a deft mastery of the dynamic nuances that bring Schumann’s piano works to the forefront of 19th century European composition. 494 more words

Prelude

Tomas Drevikovsky Discusses Imogen Cooper's Repertoire

Chamber music lover and Musica Viva volunteer, Tomas Drevikovsky, discusses the repertoire English pianist, Imogen Cooper, will perform on her upcoming Australian tour. Most of the repertoire focuses on the extrodinary musical and emotional kinship between Clara and Robert Schumann and their friend and protégé Johannes Brahms – and in particular on Clara, another ground-breaking female pianist. 59 more words

Musica Viva Australia

On the Vine - July 2014 - Imogen Cooper

The start of the 19th century was an extraordinarily prolific period in Western music. Beethoven was reaching his productive peak while, in the background, Schubert was discovering ever deeper substance within the language of diatonic harmony. 205 more words

Musica Viva Australia

An Interview with Imogen Cooper

Clara Schumann was so fond of Brahms’ string sextet that he made her a piano arrangement.  Imogen Cooper had to battle her own sense of trepidation before she decided it would be permissible to tackle the piano transcription. 962 more words

Musica Viva Australia

Review: Cleveland Orchestra with Jane Glover and Imogen Cooper (April 24)

by Daniel Hathaway

The burning question after The Cleveland Orchestra’s concert on Thursday April 24 was why it took so long to bring conductor Jane Glover and pianist Imogen Cooper — either singly or together — to Severance Hall. 622 more words

Reviews

Preview: Cleveland Orchestra — a conversation with pianist Imogen Cooper

by Mike Telin

British pianist Imogen Cooper and British conductor Jane Glover will both be making their Severance Hall and Cleveland Orchestra debuts this weekend. I reached Imogen Cooper in London to talk about Beethoven’s first piano concerto, a piece that I tell her still gives me goose bumps and puts me in a good mood every time I hear it. 1,018 more words

Previews

Stalking a pianist

For the avoidance of doubt, I would like to make clear that I am not (currently) stalking a pianist.  It is merely a literary device to try and attract readers to this post, perhaps permitting me to disappoint a whole new audience. 331 more words