BERG Violin Concerto, RIHM Gesungene Zeit / Mutter


Violin Concerto
»To the Memory of an Angel«

Gesungene Zeit
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
James Levine
Int. Release 02 Nov. 1992
1 CD / Download
0289 437 0932 3

Track List

Alban Berg (1885 - 1935)
Violin Concerto "To the Memory of an Angel"

Wolfgang Rihm (1952 - )
"Gesungene Zeit" 1991/92 - Music for violin and orchestra

Anne-Sophie Mutter, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, James Levine

Total Playing Time 52:22

Anne-Sophie Mutter is here at her commanding, warm-toned best . . . Sensitive, sensuous, soulful and soul-baring, ravishing and ravaged, the music enters your living-room with a vividness you may find overpowering. Mutter and DG's commitment to new repertoire is in itself cause for celebration.

This is the most rawly dramatic version of the Berg Concerto currently available, especially in the second movement, where James Levine unleashes a virtuosic Chicago Symphony, woodwind screeching and brass balefully snarling . . . Anne-Sophie Mutter jags anxiously into passage work, clearly adumbrating the dark developments in the second movement. Her playing is technically excellent, and searingly committed emotionally . . . this is the version to have.

Bien soutenue par James Levine, Anne-Sophie Mutter mêle incandescence et sérénité, folle audace et lumineuse virtuosité. Le visage de la douleur conserve ici un étonnante beauté, et Mutter fascine par se "senza vibrato" soyeux.