Regional Spotlight: Imogen Cooper

by Steve Staruch, Minnesota Public Radio
July 22, 2010

St. Paul, Minn. — Imogen Cooper remembers giving a concert in Buenos Aires.

"It was an all-Schubert recital. A young woman, about 18, came to me afterwards. She said,' I've never been to a classical concert before; can I tell you what I heard? I heard fear, death, tenderness; I heard somebody who was very solitary.' She described exactly what this music is about. That's miraculous!"

I would add that it's also miraculous that an artist like Imogene Cooper can so aptly translate the depths of human emotion into sound.

A remarkable pianist, Cooper journeys into the emotional world of J.S. Bach with her performance of the Partita No. 2. Her performance from a Frederic Chopin Society recital in 2008 is in this week's Regional Spotlight.

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