Anne-Sophie Mutter - Karajan - Mendelssohn Bruch - Violin Concertos - 1981 Classical LP

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Mendelssohn, Bruch - Anne-Sophie Mutter - Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan – Violinkonzerte - Violin Concertos

Label: Deutsche Grammophon

2532 016

Format: Vinyl, LP, Stereo Digital
Record VG++ clean
Cover VG++ in shrink

Country: Germany



Genre: Classical

Style: Romantic

Tracklist .

Mendelssohn - Konzert Für Violine Und Orchester E-Moll Op. 64

A1 Allegro Molto Appassionato


A2 Andante


A3 Allegretto Non Troppo - Allegro Molto Vivace


Bruch - Konzert Für Violine Und Orchester Nr. 1 G-Moll Op. 26

B1 Vorspiel. Allegro Moderato


B2 Adagio


B3 Finale. Allegro Energico



Composed By– Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (tracks: A), Max Bruch (tracks: B)
Conductor– Herbert von Karajan
Liner Notes– Eckart Schwinger
Orchestra– Berliner Philharmoniker
Violin– Anne-Sophie Mutter


Digital Recording
Recorded / Aufgenommen 1980
Übernahme von der Deutschen Grammophon Gesellschaft m.b.H., Hamburg/BRD

Anne's technique is superb. It is a joy to hear her play because each bow stroke seems to be beautifully designed for each note she is playing...
My favorite recordings of the wonderful Bruch Concerto One are by Kyung Wha Chung and Pinchas Zukerman who both played with incredible beauty. What I found liberating about this recording is Ms Mutter's willingness to stretch out with her feelings. I think that she recieves alot of criticism for her personalized interpretations that stray from the composer's intent but come on, who wants to her it played the same way over and over? I believe this is her intention: to deliver a highly personalized performance full of an individualized style.

That is certainly the case here, Ms Mutter delivers a wonderful Bruch that is expanded with her ideas especilly with respect to rhythm and tempo.
An individualized approach to a great work keeps the piece fresh as though it were a different piece of music,

These are two of the most popular violin concertos in the repertoire and both are highly Romantic, so this should be a dream pairing. Well, in the hands of Ann Sophie Mutter and Herbert von Karajan, it is.

Ms. Mutter's playing comes across as effortless. For me the hallmark of virtuosity is that the playing doesn't come across as virtuoso but as completely natural. The accompaniment by the Berlin ensemble is very lush and always empathetic to Ms. Mutter's performance.

Although both pieces are performed flawlessly, I find the Mendelssohn to be demonstration worthy

Anne-Sophie Mutter plays Mendelssohn Violin Concerto

Her vibrato is so specialized..
I don't think I've ever seen a violinist like her; ... her skill and mastery is off the charts!

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