Copland Appalachian Spring
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K503
Mozart Symphony No. 38 in D major, K504, ‘Prague’
Imogen Cooper piano
Nicholas Collon conductor
Celebrate this year’s summer solstice with a riot of musical colour in this lively Mozart’s Piano programme with pianist Imogen Cooper.
Aurora plunges into the vast American heartland in Copland’s Appalachian Spring, a work sprinkled with infectious rhythms, light-footed melodies and an enduring, life-affirming spirit. This 20th-century classic is paired with two equally radiant pieces by Mozart, both composed in the same prolific year of 1786, in which the composer also penned his much-loved The Marriage of Figaro. Pianist Imogen Cooper performs Mozart’s majestic Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major – a piece seen by some as the most ambitious and symphonic of all his piano concertos. Concluding the programme, the grand Prague Symphony finds Mozart at his most inventive, taking the symphonic form to new heights with the richness of his contrapuntal scoring and harmonic exploration