Imogen Cooper


Mozart: Piano Concertos 22 and 18

Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Performed by Imogen Cooper, Northern Sinfonia

Avie / AV2200 / Recorded live at The Sage, Gateshead, UK

Cooper is alert to every dimension, transcending technique in a synthesis of human emotion, psychological acumen and dramaturgical insight. Her sense of balance is unerring, be it in solo work or in conversation with the orchestra...Nothing is exaggerated, nothing inhibited...With Cooper you have the undiluted essence of Mozart through and through.

BBC Music Magazine, December 2010

…those seeking recordings of Mozart piano concertos that reflect the best melding of modern instruments and period-performance practice can turn to this disc with complete confidence.

James A Altena, Fanfare Magazine, March/April 2011

...Magnificently played, generously accompanied and taped in the near-perfect acoustic of The Sage, Gateshead – what’s not to like?

Graham Rickson,, 20 November 2010

...she [Imogen Cooper] shines as a musician of taste, temperament and style consciousness

....her playing reminds us of the miracles both works encompass and why Mozart stands as the supremem master of the piano concerto.

Mortimer H Frank, International Record Review, January 2011

Imogen Cooper is among the Mozartian elect
Performance ***** Recording ****

Jeremy Siepmann, BBC Music Magazine, Christmas 2010

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

Cooper's eloquent, musically intelligent playing was true to the bold profile of this work without sacrificing suppleness or grace.

Boston Globe