Anne-Sophie Mutter - Karajan - Mendelssohn Bruch - Violin Concertos - 1981 Classical LP
Mendelssohn, Bruch - Anne-Sophie Mutter - Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan Violinkonzerte - Violin Concertos
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Format: Vinyl, LP, Stereo Digital
Record VG++ clean
Cover VG++ in shrink
Mendelssohn - Konzert Für Violine Und Orchester E-Moll Op. 64
A1 Allegro Molto Appassionato
A3 Allegretto Non Troppo - Allegro Molto Vivace
Bruch - Konzert Für Violine Und Orchester Nr. 1 G-Moll Op. 26
B1 Vorspiel. Allegro Moderato
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
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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