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Citations on the Gramophone website said:
“Cooper is one of the UK’s most cultivated and sensitive exponents of the Classical and early-Romantic repertoire; this year she turned her attention to Chopin, Liszt and Wagner with characteristically imaginative results.”
Imogen’s latest disc, her fifth on Chandos Records and titled Liszt & Wagner, was released earlier this year.
“A pianist (and increasingly conductor) who has long drawn great reviews from our pages, this year Vogt has been heard solo (in Schubert), in chamber music with Christian Tetzlaff and as pianist-conductor launching a new series of the Beethoven piano concertos.”
Lars talks about his latest recording project – the complete Beethoven Piano Concertos with Royal Northern Sinfonia – in the video below.