Hommage A Penderecki - Anne-sophie Mutter

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Label: DG
Catalog: 4835163
Format: CD


This recording of works for violin and piano/orchestra by Krzysztof Penderecki marks and celebrates the long and fruitful cooperation and friendship between Anne-Sophie Mutter and Krzysztof Penderecki on the occasion of his 85th birthday on 23 November 2018. Deutsche Grammophon is releasing a double album showcasing a number of the composer’s works for violin and piano or violin and orchestra, including La Follia, Duo concertante, Sonata No.2 and Metamorphosen. All of them feature the violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, whose name is closely associated with that of Penderecki. Penderecki dedicated his Violin Sonata No.2 for Anne-Sophie Mutter, out of admiration for her interpretative skills, as have many other contemporary composers. The piece consists of five parts and is almost as long as the composer’s concertos for violin. Anne-Sophie premiered the work together with Lambert Orkis, her longtime musician partner, at the Barbican in London on 29 April 2000 and has recorded it now for the first time. The recording of Duo concertante includes the young bass player Roman Patkoló as Anne-Sophie Mutter’s partner. Patkoló was a student of the Anne-Sophie Mutter foundation.

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