Mozart: The Violin Concertos; Sinfonia Concertante

Mozart: The Violin Concertos; Sinfonia Concertante

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Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter is one of those classical superstars who has been at the top of her game for so long that she's taken to recording her instrument's masterpieces a second time; the concertos of Beethoven and Tchaikovsky, for instance, have received such treatment from her. Here, in anSee more details below

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Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter is one of those classical superstars who has been at the top of her game for so long that she's taken to recording her instrument's masterpieces a second time; the concertos of Beethoven and Tchaikovsky, for instance, have received such treatment from her. Here, in an attractive two-disc foldout set, she offers a reprise go-round of the Mozart concertos, the impetus being the 250th anniversary in 2006 of Mozart's birth (it also happens to be the 30th anniversary of Mutter's debut performance). For collectors, the all-in-one format certainly has the advantage of convenience, for Mutter's previous recordings are on different labels: The Third and Fifth concertos, accompanied by von Karajan, are currently in Deutsche Grammophon's "The Originals" series, while the remaining three, with Muti and Marriner conducting, comprise one of EMI's "Great Artists of the Century" releases. Moreover, the new set offers fresh attractions: Tempos are invariably a shade faster this time around, though not by much; Mutter's lustrous tone, interpretative �lan, and technical command are, if anything, even more finely honed; and the brisk, sharp-edged accompaniment of a cut-back London Philharmonic provides the violinist with ideal support. As an added bonus to round out the set, leading violist Yuri Bashmet joins Mutter for the great Sinfonia Concertante, their hot-blooded playing styles perfectly matched in a performance filled with flair and full-bodied timbre.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Patsy Morita
Anne-Sophie Mutter's debut recording was of Mozart's "Third" and Fifth violin concertos, made when she was 15 years old, with conductor Herbert von Karajan. In 2003, she returned to Mozart, recording all five of the concertos and the "Sinfonia concertante" as both violinist and conductor. Mutter is accompanied by the London Philharmonic, and in the "Sinfonia" is joined by violist Yuri Bashmet. Mutter's more mature tone and technique are on display in this popular set of concertos.
Gramophone - Richard Wigmore
Mutter's famed technical panache and command of colour are as breathtaking as ever and she draws neat, energetic playing from a slimmed-down LPO.
Classic FM Magazine - Julian Haylock
Mutter plays Mozart with a Classical purity that tantalisingly, every now and then, erupts into Romantic espressivo.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/08/2005
Label:
Deutsche Grammophon
UPC:
0028947759256
catalogNumber:
000569102
Rank:
33598

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Tracks

  1. Violin Concerto No. 2 in D major, K. 211  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Zino Francescatti  - Boris Garlitsky  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Fred Munzmaier  - Anne-Sophie Mutter  - Anne-Sophie Mutter  - Anne-Sophie Mutter  - Tina Tahir
  2. Violin Concerto No. 1 in B flat major, K. 207  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Hans Sitt  - Boris Garlitsky  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Fred Munzmaier  - Anne-Sophie Mutter  - Anne-Sophie Mutter  - Anne-Sophie Mutter  - Tina Tahir
  3. Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major ("Turkish") K. 219  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Joseph Joachim  - Boris Garlitsky  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Fred Munzmaier  - Anne-Sophie Mutter  - Anne-Sophie Mutter  - Anne-Sophie Mutter  - Ossip Schnirlin  - Tina Tahir
  4. Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K. 218  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Joseph Joachim  - Boris Garlitsky  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Fred Munzmaier  - Anne-Sophie Mutter  - Anne-Sophie Mutter  - Anne-Sophie Mutter  - Tina Tahir
  5. Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K. 216  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Sam Franko  - Boris Garlitsky  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Fred Munzmaier  - Anne-Sophie Mutter  - Anne-Sophie Mutter  - Anne-Sophie Mutter  - Tina Tahir
  6. Sinfonia concertante for violin, viola & orchestra in E flat major, K. 364 (K. 320d)  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Yuri Bashmet  - Boris Garlitsky  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Fred Munzmaier  - Anne-Sophie Mutter  - Anne-Sophie Mutter  - Anne-Sophie Mutter  - Tina Tahir

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