Dvorak: Violin Concerto / Mutter
Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin)
Dvorak: Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53 Berliner Philharmoniker, Manfred Honeck Mazurek for violin and orchestra, Op. 49 (B89) Berliner Philharmoniker, Manfred Honeck Romance in F minor, Op. 11 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)
In a stunning recording career of over 35 years, Anne-Sophie Mutter has sold over 10 million albums. Renowned for her technical facility and limitless range of expressive colours, Mutter is the undisputed “Queen of the Violin” (Times of London) - a musical legend of our time. It is no exaggeration to call this recording an historic venture: in June, Mutter and the Berliner Philharmoniker, whose deep and lasting artistic relationship was forged in the 1970s, came together at the Berlin Philharmonie, to make their first studio album in almost 30 years. Here, she records Dvořák’s Violin Concerto – the last of the great Romantic violin concertos not yet in her discography. 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. All works on this recording exemplify the vivid colour, touching melancholy and folkloric tunefulness that are trademarks of Dvořák’s style.