The Silver Album

The Silver Album

by Anne-Sophie Mutter

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The Silver Album

Celebrating 25 years of musical partnership, violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and pianist Lambert Orkis present a double-disc collection that demonstrates the duo's artistic aims, looking backward to past achievements and facing forward to new prospects. Featuring fresh performances of Massenet's "Méditation" and Ravel's "Pièce en forme de Habanera," and offering world-premiere recordings of Penderecki's "La Follia" and Previn's "Violin Sonata No. 2," this album provides sufficient evidence to show that Mutter and Orkis are as vital and dynamic as ever and that they aren't content to rest on their laurels. However, laurels are here in abundance, if one regards the reissues of older performances as high points of their career as chamber musicians. The recordings of violin sonatas by Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, and Fauré are staples of Deutsche Grammophon's catalog, and as core works in the repertoire, they receive committed interpretations from Mutter and Orkis, while the shorter pieces by Kreisler, Brahms, and Debussy are attractive encores that give the program lighter moods. Considering the mix of old and new material, this package may attract longtime collectors, but it seems best suited as an introduction for newcomers.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/10/2014
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
UPC: 0028947929499
catalogNumber: 002054902
Rank: 130355

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Sonata for violin & piano No. 7 in C minor ("Eroica"), Op. 30/2

    1. 1. Allegro con brio  (08:28)
    2. 2. Adagio cantabile  (09:08)
    3. 3. Scherzo. Allegro - Trio  (03:34)
    4. 4. Finale. Allegro - Presto  (05:34)
  2. Sonata for violin & piano No. 2 in A major ("Thun"), Op. 100

    1. 1. Allegro amabile  (07:50)
    2. 2. Andante tranquillo - Vivace  (06:07)
    3. 3. Allegretto grazioso (quasi Andante)  (05:14)
  3. La Follia, for violin

    1. Andante  (01:23)
    2. Var. 1. Tempo 1  (00:49)
    3. Var. 2. Allegro giocoso alla polacca  (00:35)
    4. Var. 3. Adagio, ma non troppo  (01:26)
    5. Var. 4. Tempo 1  (00:51)
    6. Var. 5. Allegro con brio  (00:27)
    7. Var. 6. Tempo 1  (00:58)
    8. Var. 7. Allegretto  (00:47)
    9. Var. 8. Adagio tranquillo  (01:05)
    10. Var. 9. Tempo 1 - Più mosso - Poco pesante - Tempo 1  (03:35)
  4. Schön Rosmarin, for violin & piano  (02:14)
  5. Caprice Viennois, for violin & piano (or orchestra), Op. 2  (04:15)
  6. Liebesleid (Love's Sorrow), for violin & piano  (04:23)
  7. Hungarian Dance for piano, 4 hands, in G minor, WoO 1/1  (03:35)
  8. Hungarian Dance for piano, 4 hands, in D minor, WoO 1/2  (02:48)
  9. Hungarian Dance for piano, 4 hands, in G minor, WoO 1/5  (02:40)

Disc 2

  1. Sonata for violin & piano No. 33 in E flat major, K. 481

    1. 1. Molto Allegro  (07:06)
    2. 2. Adagio  (08:18)
    3. 3. Thema. Allegretto / Var. 1-5 / Var. 6. Allegro  (07:04)
  2. Sonata for violin & piano No. 1 in A major, Op. 13

    1. 1. Allegro molto  (09:32)
    2. 2. Andante  (06:31)
    3. 3. Allegro vivo  (03:43)
    4. 4. Allegro quasi presto  (05:39)
  3. Sonata for violin & piano No. 2

    1. 1. Joyous. Quarter Note = 112  (05:38)
    2. 2. Desolate. Quarter Note = 69 - Fast, like shadows / Quarter Note = 108 - Subito molto meno mosso  (07:48)
    3. 3. Brilliant, quasi cadenza - A tempo / Quarter Note = 126  (05:16)
  4. Méditation, for violin & orchestra (or other arrangement) (from opera "Thaïs")  (06:31)
  5. Pièce en forme de Habanera, arrangement(s) for solo instrument & keyboard  (02:53)
  6. Beau soir ("Lorsque au soleil couchant les rivières sont roses"), song for voice & piano, L. 6  (03:02)

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