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20085

Imogen Cooper plays Beethoven

Imogen Cooper plays Beethoven— Diabelli variations, Bagatelles, Fur Elise etc

Imogen Cooper is internationally renowned for her virtuosity and lyricism. This recording is her sixth release on Chandos 

The Sunday Times, CD of the Week, 17 March 2019 “Cooper’s technical command and musical insights are up there with those of her mentor, Alfred Brendel, or Stephen Kovacevich, and her thoughtful, melancholy delivery of the famous, enigmatic Für Elise is a delectable encore.”

GramophoneChandos’s recorded sound has a natural glow without ever compromising clarity.”
Cooper writes: ‘Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations are rightly considered to be among the greatest works for solo piano ever composed, by Beethoven or anyone else… Each variation tells a whole story, and for all that some are connected in mood, it is no mean feat as a performer to respect the huge scope of Beethoven’s vision.’

Classical Ear Imogen Cooper offers her interpretation of this many-sided work through an uncorrupted text, pianism of rounded sonority, a strong bass line, and a depth of feeling that sheds other lights on the music, every repeat observe.”

Chandos 20085 @ £11 plus P&P


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