Anne – Sophie Mutter!
Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin) & Lambert Orkis (piano) perform the 3 Brahms violin and piano sonatas on this new DVD. This recording continues the success of the CD, featuring the same music, released in March, 2010.
Since I am unable to improve on it, here is a review by the Times of London about this performance:
“Never before have Mutter and Orkis seemed so joined at the hip, giving and taking, conducting dialogue, chasing each others’ thoughts . . . She plays with a new degree of maturity and depth, especially visible in the slow movements. The disc’s high point is the adagio from the first sonata, in G major, where Mutter’s gold thread is reduced to a dusky murmur before shifting through tones as subtle as they are various. Orkis’s contribution is equally vital, whether keeping pace with limpid filigree or, at the close, pedaling up a penumbra of resonance to balance Mutter’s whispers. Magical music-making, this. Elsewhere, Mutter shows that she is able to become passionately alive without shaking with neuroses. In the third sonata, in D minor, the finale lives up to Brahms’s instruction — “Presto Agitato” — but never races over the top. Throughout, speeds and dynamics are controlled with regard for the music’s inner substance, not its outward show . . . A masterly issue . . .”
…………… The Times (London)
Here is Anne Sophie Mutter, recollecting her early experience with discovering Brahms’ violin music:
And here is an unusual video of Ms. Mutter playing “Tango, Song and Dance”, and accompanied by Andre Previn:
One more video for you: Mutter plays the Beethoven sonata for piano and violin, Op. 23, first movement:
Tags: Mutter, Brahms, Beethoven, violin, piano, Orkis