Another spectacular turnout last night, for our Scottish Book Trust seminar on writing for 8-12 year olds.
Thanks to our enthusiastic audience, and to our very special guests… 35 more words
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
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
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
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