- Violin Concerto
On this CD, Anne-Sophie Mutter has chosen to pair Dvořák’s Violin Concerto with his fiery Mazurka Op. 49, and the Romance in F minor for violin and orchestra Op. 11. The album also includes Dvořák’s irresistible Humoresque, presented in its popular arrangement for violin and piano by Fritz Kreisler. Here is the track list:
- Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53, with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Manfred Honeck conductor
- Mazurek for violin and orchestra, Op. 49 (B89), with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Manfred Honeck
- Romance in F minor, Op. 11, with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Manfred Honeck
- Humoresque in G flat major, Op. 101 No. 7, arrangement for violin and piano by Fritz Kreisler, with Ayami Ikeba (piano)
Performed by Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin)
In a stunning recording career of over 35 years, Anne-Sophie Mutter has sold over 10 million albums. Renowned for her technical capabilities as a violinist, and her limitless range of expressive colors, Mutter is the undisputed “Queen of the Violin” (Times of London).
In June, Anne – Sophie Mutter and the Berliner Philharmoniker, whose artistic relationship was created in the 1970s, came together at the Berlin Philharmonie, to make their first studio album in almost 30 years.
On this CD, she recorded Dvořák’s Violin Concerto – the last of the great Romantic violin concertos — which she had not previously recorded. All works on this recording show us the vivid color, touching melancholy and folkloric tunefulness that are trademarks of Dvořák’s style.
I could not locate the actual music for the Dvorak, only an interview; so instead, here is Anne-Sophie Mutter performing the Mozart Violin Concerto no.1, third movement, ‘Presto’:
And finally, here is the Beethoven Violin Concerto-first movement, recorded many years ago, with Seiji Ozawa and Anne-Sophie Mutter, with the Boston symphony orchestra: