Viktoria Mullova

Biography

Born: November 27, 1959; Moscow, Russia  
Russian-born Viktoria Mullova is a violinist primarily known for her great virtuosity and a wide-ranging repertory that includes many crossover pieces. On the serious side, she has been praised for her interpretations of various solo works by J.S. Bach, including partitas and sonatas, as well as her readings of concertos by Brahms, Prokofiev (No. 2), Shostakovich (No. 1), and Sibelius. Her forays into more popular realms have included pieces by Read more the Beatles, Miles Davis, and Duke Ellington. Over the years Mullova has developed a reputation for her highly individual interpretations and for her deft sense to communicate with her concert audiences. She has also grown to favor the use of historically correct instruments and practices. Mullova has made numerous recordings for many labels, including Decca, Philips, DG, ArtHaus, and Onyx.

Mullova was born in Moscow on November 27, 1959. She studied music at the Central Music School of Moscow, where her most important teacher was Volodar Bronin. She later studied with violin virtuoso Leonid Kogan at the Moscow Conservatory.

Mullova had a meteoric rise owing to spectacular wins at two major competitions: in 1980 she took first prize at the Jean Sibelius International Violin Competition and two years later won the Tchaikovsky International. The following year she defected to the United States, but would eventually settle in England.

In the 1980s she made a number of highly successful recordings for Philips, including her first, with Seiji Ozawa and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, which paired the Tchaikovsky and Sibelius concertos. She soon followed that success with another (1988) containing the Prokofiev Second and Shostakovich First, with André Previn and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. By the end of that decade she had appeared to great acclaim with many of the most important orchestras and conductors in the U.S., Europe, and Far East.

In 1994 she founded the Mullova Chamber Ensemble, a group that quickly achieved international renown. After Mullova married her husband, cellist Matthew Barley, she developed an interest, through him, in jazz and other popular styles of music. In 2000, taking inspiration from a series of popular music concerts she gave on tour, Mullova made a recording for Philips entitled Through the Looking Glass, on which she performed music by Davis, Ellington, George Harrison, and other non-classical figures. Among Mullova's recordings is the 2007 release on Onyx of J.S. Bach sonatas. Read less

Biography

Born: November 27, 1959; Moscow, Russia  
Russian-born Viktoria Mullova is a violinist primarily known for her great virtuosity and a wide-ranging repertory that includes many crossover pieces. On the serious side, she has been praised for her interpretations of various solo works by J.S. Bach, including partitas and sonatas, as well as her readings of concertos by Brahms, Prokofiev (No. 2), Shostakovich (No. 1), and Sibelius. Her forays into more popular realms have included pieces by Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Vivaldi: Concerto For 2 Violins, Strings And Continuo In G Major, R. 516 - 1. Allegro molto
Vivaldi: Concerto For 2 Violins, Strings And Continuo In G Major, R. 516 - 2. Andante (molto)
Vivaldi: Concerto For 2 Violins, Strings And Continuo In G Major, R. 516 - 3. Allegro
Vivaldi: Concerto In D Major For 2 Violins, Strings & Continuo, RV511 - 1. Allegro molto
Vivaldi: Concerto In D Major For 2 Violins, Strings & Continuo, RV511 - 2. Largo
Vivaldi: Concerto In D Major For 2 Violins, Strings & Continuo, RV511 - 3. Allegro
Vivaldi: Concerto In D Minor For 2 Violins, Strings & Continuo, RV514 - 1. Allegro non molto
Vivaldi: Concerto In D Minor For 2 Violins, Strings & Continuo, RV514 - 2. Adagio
Vivaldi: Concerto In D Minor For 2 Violins, Strings & Continuo, RV514 - 3. Allegro molto
Vivaldi: Concerto In B Flat Major For 2 Violins, Strings & Continuo, RV524 - 1. Allegro
Vivaldi: Concerto In B Flat Major For 2 Violins, Strings & Continuo, RV524 - 2. Andante
Vivaldi: Concerto In B Flat Major For 2 Violins, Strings & Continuo, RV524 - 3. Allegro
Vivaldi: Concerto In C Minor For 2 Violins, Strings & Continuo, RV509 - 1. Allegro ma poco e cantabile
Vivaldi: Concerto In C Minor For 2 Violins, Strings & Continuo, RV509 - 2. Andante molto
Vivaldi: Concerto In C Minor For 2 Violins, Strings & Continuo, RV509 - 3. Allegro
Vivaldi: Concerto In A Minor For 2 Violins, Strings, And Continuo, RV 523 - 1. Allegro molto
Vivaldi: Concerto In A Minor For 2 Violins, Strings, And Continuo, RV 523 - 2. Largo
Vivaldi: Concerto In A Minor For 2 Violins, Strings, And Continuo, RV 523 - 3. Allegro
Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No.1 in A minor, Op.99 (formerly Op.77) - 1. Nocturne (Moderato)
Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No.1 in A minor, Op.99 (formerly Op.77) - 2. Scherzo (Allegro)
Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No.1 in A minor, Op.99 (formerly Op.77) - 3. Passacaglia (Andante)
Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No.1 in A minor, Op.99 (formerly Op.77) - 4. Burlesque (Allegro con brio - Presto)
1. Tempo di ciaccona
2. Fuga (Risoluto, non troppo vivo)
3. Melodia (Adagio)
4. Presto
1. Con moto
2. Ballada (Con moto)
3. Allegretto
4. Adagio
1. Allegro vivo
2. Intermčde (Fantasque et léger)
3. Finale (Trčs animé)
1. Andante assai
2. Allegro brusco
3. Andante
4. Allegrissimo
Stravinsky: Violin Concerto in D - 1. Toccata
Stravinsky: Violin Concerto in D - 2. Aria I
Stravinsky: Violin Concerto in D - 3. Aria II
Stravinsky: Violin Concerto in D - 4. Capriccio
Bartók: Violin Concerto No.2, Sz.112 - 1. Allegro non troppo
Bartók: Violin Concerto No.2, Sz.112 - 2. Andante tranquillo
Bartók: Violin Concerto No.2, Sz.112 - 3. Allegro molto
Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No.1 in A minor, Op.99 (formerly Op.77) - 1. Nocturne (Moderato)
Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No.1 in A minor, Op.99 (formerly Op.77) - 2. Scherzo (Allegro)
Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No.1 in A minor, Op.99 (formerly Op.77) - 3. Passacaglia (Andante)
Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No.1 in A minor, Op.99 (formerly Op.77) - 4. Burlesque (Allegro con brio - Presto)
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No.2 in G minor, Op.63 - 1. Allegro moderato
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No.2 in G minor, Op.63 - 2. Andante assai
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No.2 in G minor, Op.63 - 3. Allegro, ben marcato
Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No.1 in A minor, Op.99 (formerly Op.77) - 1. Nocturne (Moderato)
Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No.1 in A minor, Op.99 (formerly Op.77) - 2. Scherzo (Allegro)
Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No.1 in A minor, Op.99 (formerly Op.77) - 3. Passacaglia (Andante)
Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No.1 in A minor, Op.99 (formerly Op.77) - 4. Burlesque (Allegro con brio - Presto)
Beethoven: Violin Concerto In D, Op.61 - 1. Allegro ma non troppo
Beethoven: Violin Concerto In D, Op.61 - 2. Larghetto -
Beethoven: Violin Concerto In D, Op.61 - 3. Rondo (Allegro)
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64 - 1. Allegro molto appassionato
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64 - 2. Andante
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64 - 3. Allegro non troppo - Allegro molto vivace
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.3 in G, K.216 - 1. Allegro
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.3 in G, K.216 - 2. Adagio
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.3 in G, K.216 - 3. Rondeau - Allegro
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.4 in D, K.218 - 1. Allegro
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.4 in D, K.218 - 2. Andante cantabile
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.4 in D, K.218 - 3. Rondeau (Andante grazioso - Allegro ma non troppo)
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.1 in B flat, K.207 - 1. Allegro moderato
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.1 in B flat, K.207 - 2. Adagio
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.1 in B flat, K.207 - 3. Presto
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D, Op.35 - 1. Allegro moderato
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D, Op.35 - 2. Canzonetta (Andante)
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D, Op.35 - 3. Finale (Allegro vivacissimo)
Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op.47 - 1. Allegro moderato
Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op.47 - 2. Adagio di molto
Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op.47 - 3. Allegro, ma non tanto
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto In E Minor, Op.64 - 1. Allegro molto appassionato
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto In E Minor, Op.64 - 2. Andante
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto In E Minor, Op.64 - 3. Allegro non troppo - Allegro molto vivace
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto In D Minor, Op.posth. - 1. Allegro molto
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto In D Minor, Op.posth. - 2. Andante
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto In D Minor, Op.posth. - 3. Allegro
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in E, Op.8, No.1, R.269 "La Primavera" - 1. Allegro
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in E, Op.8, No.1, R.269 "La Primavera" - 1. Allegro
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in E, Op.8, No.1, R.269 "La Primavera" - 2. Largo
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in E, Op.8, No.1, R.269 "La Primavera" - 2. Largo
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in E, Op.8, No.1, R.269 "La Primavera" - 3. Allegro (Danza pastorale)
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in E, Op.8, No.1, R.269 "La Primavera" - 3. Allegro (Danza pastorale)
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in G minor, Op.8, No.2, R.315 "L'estate" - 1. Allegro non molto - Allegro
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in G minor, Op.8, No.2, R.315 "L'estate" - 1. Allegro non molto - Allegro
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in G minor, Op.8, No.2, R.315 "L'estate" - 2. Adagio - Presto - Adagio
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in G minor, Op.8, No.2, R.315 "L'estate" - 2. Adagio - Presto - Adagio
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in G minor, Op.8, No.2, R.315 "L'estate" - 3. Presto (Tempo impetuoso d'estate)
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in G minor, Op.8, No.2, R.315 "L'estate" - 3. Presto (Tempo impetuoso d'estate)
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in F, Op.8, No.3, R.293 "L'autunno" - 1. Allegro (Ballo, e canto de' villanelli)
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in F, Op.8, No.3, R.293 "L'autunno" - 1. Allegro (Ballo, e canto de' villanelli)
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in F, Op.8, No.3, R.293 "L'autunno" - 2. Adagio molto (Ubriachi dormienti)
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in F, Op.8, No.3, R.293 "L'autunno" - 2. Adagio molto (Ubriachi dormienti)
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in F, Op.8, No.3, R.293 "L'autunno" - 3. Allegro (La caccia)
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in F, Op.8, No.3, R.293 "L'autunno" - 3. Allegro (La caccia)
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in F minor, Op.8, No.4, R.297 "L'inverno" - 1. Allegro non molto
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in F minor, Op.8, No.4, R.297 "L'inverno" - 1. Allegro non molto
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in F minor, Op.8, No.4, R.297 "L'inverno" - 2. Largo
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in F minor, Op.8, No.4, R.297 "L'inverno" - 2. Largo
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in F minor, Op.8, No.4, R.297 "L'inverno" - 3. Allegro
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in F minor, Op.8, No.4, R.297 "L'inverno" - 3. Allegro
Vivaldi: Concerto in G minor, R.577 - "per l'Orchestra di Dresda" - 1. (Allegro)
Vivaldi: Concerto in G minor, R.577 - "per l'Orchestra di Dresda" - 2. Largo non molto
Vivaldi: Concerto in G minor, R.577 - "per l'Orchestra di Dresda" - 3. Allegro


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