TCHAIKOVSKY, KORNGOLD Violin Concertos / Mutter


Violin Concerto op. 35

Violin Concerto
London Symphony Orchestra
Wiener Philharmoniker
André Previn
Int. Release 12 Oct. 2004
0289 474 8742 5
SACD: Stereo & Surround Sound + CD Audio

Track List

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35, TH 59

Anne-Sophie Mutter, Wiener Philharmoniker, André Previn

Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897 - 1957)
Violin Concerto In D Major, Op.35

Anne-Sophie Mutter, London Symphony Orchestra, André Previn

Total Playing Time 58:33

. . . a technique like Mutter's can be mesmerising whatever the pace. The sweet, soft, high notes she spins out could not be any other player, and when she wants the music to breathe, she bends time with a freedom that suggests she has discovered her own personal theory of relativity.

[Korngold]: Here he and Anne-Sophie Mutter bring a suppleness and no-holds-barred passion to the Violin Concerto.

André Previn accompanies his wife in two standout performances . . .

Mutter has all the warmth that you'd expect.

. . . Anne-Sophie Mutter is nothing if not an individualist . . . perfectly capable of emulating the consistently lush and burnished sonority . . . Vibrato is self-consciously applied, staccato passages articulated with demonic fervour. Interpretatively speaking, she retains a Teutonic sense of form and discipline, never letting the music become torpid or becalmed. At the same time, she really does nail the sense of longing at the start of the Romance. This is a quite sensational display . . . Mutter keeps the musical argument on a tight rein while varying her tonal projection. Her finale is the most excitingly articulate on disc. A thrilling, tough-and-tender display.

Der Ruf von Erich Wolfgang Korngold drang bis zu den Major-Labels. So legte die Weltklasse-Geigerin Anne-Sophie Mutter das hochvirtuose, mit herrlichen Melodien prunkende Korngold-Violinkonzert in einer mitreißenden Einspielung vor.

La señora Previn ha llegado al dominio técnico absoluto y cualquier pianissimo, pizzicato o glissando se convierte en sus manos en una obra maestra de orfebrería. Su marido, batuta en mano, lima los excesos, matiza, apoya cuando es menester, se eclipsa amorosamente para que brille el talento de su dama... ¡Qué pareja de superdotados!