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Chopin: Nocturnes and ballades / Imogen Cooper, piano

Album Summary

>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaise-fantasy for piano no 7 in A flat major, Op. 61, CT. 156
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 17 in B major, Op. 62/1, CT. 124
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 18 in E major, Op. 62/2, CT. 125
>Chopin, Frédéric : Fantasie for Piano in F minor/A flat major, B 137/Op. 49
>Chopin, Frédéric : Ballade for Piano no 4 in F minor, B 146/Op. 52
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 8 in D flat major, Op. 27/2, CT. 115
>Chopin, Frédéric : Ballade for Piano no 1 in G minor, B 66/Op. 23
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 16 in E flat major, Op. 55/2, CT. 123
>Chopin, Frédéric : Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57
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Notes & Reviews:

Having explored the music of Schumann in three previous much-lauded recordings, Imogen Cooper now turns to the music of Chopin. Combining some of his greatest works, this album is a recital in itself. The experience and emotional wisdom that complement her prodigious virtuosity has brought her to re-explore this often-played repertoire. On top of several concerts in Europe's most prestigious venues, Imogen Cooper will tour all over the world this year, giving recitals that will include this recorded repertoire.

Gramophone Magazine, July 2016
In the quieter lyrical passages she finds a rare poignancy that I find most affecting - and indeed it is this element that is a constant feature of Cooper's playing. She has always been rightly lauded for her luminous, rich tone and it is deployed tellingly in Op. 61 and the two late Nocturnes which follow.

BBC Music Magazine, September 2016
Atmospheres are intense, intimate, turbulent and dreamlike by turns; and Cooper injects every note with strength of personality... [her] sense of authority becomes vast in the Polonaise-Fantasie and Ballades, yet is always tempered with tenderness in the tone quality and wisdom in structural understanding. The Nocturnes are pure-hearted and subtly coloured; and to conclude, the Berceuse is five minutes of hushed, filigree meditation.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Concert Hall, Snape Maltings, Suffolk (11/03/2015-11/06/2015).



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>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaise-fantasy for piano no 7 in A flat major, Op. 61, CT. 156
  • Performer: Imogen Cooper (Piano)
  • Notes: Concert Hall, Snape Maltings, Suffolk (11/03/2015-11/06/2015)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846

>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 17 in B major, Op. 62/1, CT. 124
  • Performer: Imogen Cooper (Piano)
  • Notes: Concert Hall, Snape Maltings, Suffolk (11/03/2015-11/06/2015)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846

>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 18 in E major, Op. 62/2, CT. 125
  • Performer: Imogen Cooper (Piano)
  • Notes: Concert Hall, Snape Maltings, Suffolk (11/03/2015-11/06/2015)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846

>Chopin, Frédéric : Fantasie for Piano in F minor/A flat major, B 137/Op. 49
  • Performer: Imogen Cooper (Piano)
  • Notes: Concert Hall, Snape Maltings, Suffolk (11/03/2015-11/06/2015)
  • Running Time: 13 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1841

>Chopin, Frédéric : Ballade for Piano no 4 in F minor, B 146/Op. 52
  • Performer: Imogen Cooper (Piano)
  • Notes: Concert Hall, Snape Maltings, Suffolk (11/03/2015-11/06/2015)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1842-1843

>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 8 in D flat major, Op. 27/2, CT. 115
  • Performer: Imogen Cooper (Piano)
  • Notes: Concert Hall, Snape Maltings, Suffolk (11/03/2015-11/06/2015)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1835

>Chopin, Frédéric : Ballade for Piano no 1 in G minor, B 66/Op. 23
  • Performer: Imogen Cooper (Piano)
  • Notes: Concert Hall, Snape Maltings, Suffolk (11/03/2015-11/06/2015)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1831

>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 16 in E flat major, Op. 55/2, CT. 123
  • Performer: Imogen Cooper (Piano)
  • Notes: Concert Hall, Snape Maltings, Suffolk (11/03/2015-11/06/2015)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1842-1844

>Chopin, Frédéric : Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57
  • Performer: Imogen Cooper (Piano)
  • Notes: Concert Hall, Snape Maltings, Suffolk (11/03/2015-11/06/2015)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1844