Episode 3: Imogen Cooper
This is the last of three videos about Imogen Cooper's latest Schumann recording on Chandos, in our new series 'Meet the Artist'.
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It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the death of Sir Peter Moores. Many years ago Chandos began a collaboration with the Peter Moores Foundation, which resulted in the Opera in English series. Over time, a catalogue of more than one hundred recordings was produced, of complete operas as well as recitals of operatic arias, all receiving tremendous critical acclaim. This vast catalogue was in no small way due to the personal input and sheer enthusiasm of Sir Peter, whose instinctive flair for the art marked the entire enterprise. He showed enormous generosity throughout the arts, and in the field of opera in particular. Over the years Sir Peter became a close friend and ally of the Chandos family. He will be much missed.
Released for the first time on 12” Vinyl, Richard Hickox and the London Symphony Orchestra perform on this classic recording of Vaughan Williams’s A London Symphony, the only one available of the symphony in its original 1913 version. Also featured is The Banks of Green Willow by George Butterworth, to whom A London Symphony was dedicated.
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for its ground breaking search for neglected musical gems. The company has pioneered
the idea of the 'series' and proudly includes series of such composers as Prokofiev,
Tchaikovsky, Parry, Walton with ongoing series of Grainger, Berkeley and Bridge.
Renowned for its superb sound quality, Chandos has won many prestigious awards
for its natural sound quality.