Imogen Cooper, Piano
Thursday 22 July at 4pm & 8pm Tickets £25 (conc. £15) including entry to Q&A session
Ravel ~ Sonatine; Jeux d’eau
Schubert ~ Piano Sonata in A minor, D.845
Regarded as one of the finest interpreters of Classical and Romantic piano music, Imogen Cooper is internationally renowned for her virtuosity and lyricism.
Following the performance of his A minor Sonata (D.845), Schubert wrote that “several people assured me that under my fingers the keys began to sing. If this is since, it makes me very happy since I cannot stand the wretched hacking which is typical of even excellent pianists, as it pleases neither the ear not the heart!” Paxton House’s beautiful position on the on the banks of the River Tweed is a gloriously apt setting for Ravel’s Jeux d’eau, an early piece inspired by cascading water and brooks.
“…there can scarcely be any musician alive who is more truly loved.” –New York Review of Books
POST-CONCERT: Ticket holders for the 8pm performance are invited to stay on for a short informal Q&A session with Imogen immediately after the concert.