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Imogen Cooper 60th Birthday Concert, Wigmore Hall

Imogen Cooper 60th Birthday Concert, Wigmore Hall

Schubert stars in a birthday party of chamber proportions

Schubert and more: Imogen CooperBenjamin Ealovega
The great and the good came to Imogen Cooper’s 60th birthday concert. In fact, so thick with friends and fellow pianists was the Wigmore Hall, that at the end there seemed to be as many people going backstage to congratulate her as were leaving through the front doors. In that quietly embarrassing, I-hope-no-one-saw way, after some light-hearted Schumann, I thought for a moment she flashed a smile at me and – charmed – smiled back, but it turned out that I was sitting behind Brendel. It was that sort of audience.

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