Imogen Cooper’s fourth disc with Chandos Records, entitled ‘Imogen Cooper’s Chopin’ is to be released on Friday 27 May 2016.
After exploring the music of Schumann (both Robert and Clara) in her three previous recordings, Imogen now focuses on Chopin. She explains: “Chopin is surely one of the most intriguing composers we know. Fabulous writing for the piano, a complex and rich harmonic world, melody, garlands of sensuous and quicksilver sound, passion – and of course the perfect vehicle for showing off pianism. For all these reasons, but above all for the last, we go through a crash course in our student years, his huge body of work keeping us constant company and teaching us the ropes as we take our first steps in becoming a pianist. The challenge comes in adult years when, as in all repertoire, we need to rethink, and to find solutions that probably eluded us earlier.”
Imogen speaks further about Chopin, and about her upcoming International Piano Series recital in this interview.
Pre-order the physical CD here, or the digital version here.