Qobuz Store wallpaper
Categories:
Cart 0

Your cart is empty

Imogen Cooper|Mozart: Piano Concertos 18 & 22

Mozart: Piano Concertos 18 & 22

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Digital booklet

Available in
16-Bit CD Quality 44.1 kHz - Stereo

Unlimited Streaming

Listen to this album in high quality now on our apps

Start my trial period and start listening to this album

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Subscribe

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Digital Download

Purchase and download this album in a wide variety of formats depending on your needs.

This CD, one of a series with pianist Imogen Cooper performing and leading Britain's Northern Sinfonia in Mozart piano concertos, is released jointly by the Avie label and the Sage Gateshead concert hall in North East England. Ensembles often release their own CDs by now; for a venue to do so is rarer, but the results here promise well for similar enterprises. Also unusual are the credits: Cooper is listed as pianist and director, and Bradley Creswick as leader/co-director. How this worked out in practice remains unaddressed. However they did it, this is a standout pair of Mozart concerto performances in a British field crowded with Mozart discs featuring modern instruments and conventional symphony orchestras. It seems that Cooper was in charge of the overall conception of the music, for the coordination between piano and orchestra is extraordinary. The orchestral expositions are convincing in both global and local structure, with a great deal of detail revealed in the inner lines, and Cooper's elaborations of those details in the piano can stand up to many hearings with something new appearing each time. She has a grasp of Mozart's ebullience in the two finales that seems to elude so many pianists, and the slow movements are exemplars of gentle beauty. The entire performance is executed in conversation-level dynamics, neither symphonic in scope nor preciously fragile, and overall it's hard to think of a livelier, more enjoyable, yet more intricate performance of this pair of works from Mozart's maturity. The concert hall may be shaped like a soft-serve ice cream cone that has fallen on its side, but its acoustics are very strong, and nothing of Cooper's accomplishment is missed. The amibitions of the series toward international significance are shown by the translation of the helpful booklet notes into French and German, and those ambitions are fully realized here.
© TiVo

More info

Mozart: Piano Concertos 18 & 22

Imogen Cooper

launch qobuz app I already downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS Open

download qobuz app I have not downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS yet Download the Qobuz app

You are currently listening to samples.

Listen to over 80 million songs with an unlimited streaming plan.

Listen to this playlist and more than 80 million songs with our unlimited streaming plans.

From $10.83/month

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 22 in E flat major (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

1
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 22, K. 482: I. Allegro
Northern Sinfonia
00:13:35

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Northern Sinfonia, MainArtist - Imogen Cooper, MainArtist

(C) 2010 The Sage Gateshead (P) 2010 The Sage Gateshead

2
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 22, K. 482: II. Andante
Northern Sinfonia
00:09:33

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Northern Sinfonia, MainArtist - Imogen Cooper, MainArtist

(C) 2010 The Sage Gateshead (P) 2010 The Sage Gateshead

3
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 22, K. 482: III. Allegro
Northern Sinfonia
00:12:45

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Northern Sinfonia, MainArtist - Imogen Cooper, MainArtist

(C) 2010 The Sage Gateshead (P) 2010 The Sage Gateshead

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 18 in B flat major (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

4
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 18, K. 456: I. Allegro vivace
Northern Sinfonia
00:12:12

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Northern Sinfonia, MainArtist - Imogen Cooper, MainArtist

(C) 2010 The Sage Gateshead (P) 2010 The Sage Gateshead

5
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 18, K. 456: II. Andante un poco sostenuto
Northern Sinfonia
00:10:16

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Northern Sinfonia, MainArtist - Imogen Cooper, MainArtist

(C) 2010 The Sage Gateshead (P) 2010 The Sage Gateshead

6
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 18, K. 456: III. Allegro vivace
Northern Sinfonia
00:07:56

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Northern Sinfonia, MainArtist - Imogen Cooper, MainArtist

(C) 2010 The Sage Gateshead (P) 2010 The Sage Gateshead

Album Description

This CD, one of a series with pianist Imogen Cooper performing and leading Britain's Northern Sinfonia in Mozart piano concertos, is released jointly by the Avie label and the Sage Gateshead concert hall in North East England. Ensembles often release their own CDs by now; for a venue to do so is rarer, but the results here promise well for similar enterprises. Also unusual are the credits: Cooper is listed as pianist and director, and Bradley Creswick as leader/co-director. How this worked out in practice remains unaddressed. However they did it, this is a standout pair of Mozart concerto performances in a British field crowded with Mozart discs featuring modern instruments and conventional symphony orchestras. It seems that Cooper was in charge of the overall conception of the music, for the coordination between piano and orchestra is extraordinary. The orchestral expositions are convincing in both global and local structure, with a great deal of detail revealed in the inner lines, and Cooper's elaborations of those details in the piano can stand up to many hearings with something new appearing each time. She has a grasp of Mozart's ebullience in the two finales that seems to elude so many pianists, and the slow movements are exemplars of gentle beauty. The entire performance is executed in conversation-level dynamics, neither symphonic in scope nor preciously fragile, and overall it's hard to think of a livelier, more enjoyable, yet more intricate performance of this pair of works from Mozart's maturity. The concert hall may be shaped like a soft-serve ice cream cone that has fallen on its side, but its acoustics are very strong, and nothing of Cooper's accomplishment is missed. The amibitions of the series toward international significance are shown by the translation of the helpful booklet notes into French and German, and those ambitions are fully realized here.
© TiVo

About the album

Improve this page

Qobuz logo Why buy on Qobuz...

On sale now...

Ravel : Complete Works for Solo Piano

Bertrand Chamayou

Beethoven : Complete Piano Sonatas

Fazil Say

Fauré : Requiem, Cantique de Jean Racine, Super flumina Babylonis

Philippe Jaroussky

Songs From The Big Chair

Tears For Fears

Songs From The Big Chair Tears For Fears
More on Qobuz
By Imogen Cooper

Le temps perdu

Imogen Cooper

Le temps perdu Imogen Cooper

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24, Piano Concerto No. 25, Fantasia for Solo Piano in D Minor

Imogen Cooper

Iberia y Francia

Imogen Cooper

Iberia y Francia Imogen Cooper

Imogen Cooper Plays Beethoven

Imogen Cooper

Liszt & Wagner: Piano Works

Imogen Cooper

Playlists

You may also like...

Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 8 "Unfinished" & 9 "The Great"

Herbert Blomstedt

Sibelius: Complete Symphonies

Klaus Mäkelä

The New Four Seasons - Vivaldi Recomposed

Max Richter

Old Friends New Friends

Nils Frahm

Exiles

Max Richter

Exiles Max Richter
In your panoramas...
Nils Frahm, an Atypical Piano Master

Hailed by critics of classical music as well as amateurs of the electronic genre, Nils Frahm’s talent has brought harmony between the two worlds for the last ten years. Whether he plays on a church organ or a synthesiser fitted with effect pedals, the German pianist is always looking forward, and that’s what makes him so appealing.

The Paradox of Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Studio

Esa-Pekka Salonen is an acclaimed finnish conductor and prolific composer. With over 60 albums under his belt, he has heavily contributed to the history of musical interpretation. This is an interview with an exceptional musician, who discusses his unique approach to working on classical music in the studio.

Sofia Coppola on Air

To celebrate 20 years since the release of her film “The Virgin Suicides”, Qobuz takes a look back at some of the top musical moments from the films of Sofia Coppola, like her collaborations with French duo Air or Thomas Mars from the band Phoenix.

In the news...