Holiday Shop


WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Simply Anne-Sophie


Release Date: 10/10/2006 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 000718902   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Antonio VivaldiWolfgang Amadeus MozartLudwig van BeethovenJules Massenet,   ... 
Performer:  Anne-Sophie MutterLambert OrkisAndré Previn
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trondheim SoloistsLondon Philharmonic OrchestraNew York Philharmonic,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Mutter looks, as usual, like a million dollars on the front cover and sounds like another million on the inside. But the title is stupid -- there is nothing "simple" about Anne-Sophie Mutter, who has stated on her website that she plays more benefit concerts than paying gigs because she "has committed herself to alleviating the medical and social problems of our times." Elsewhere she has said that she wishes that she "could wave a magic wand and have nuclear weapons and powerplants that threaten our planet disappear." Mutter's bow IS a magic wand that can melt the hearts of an audience and change one's feeling about what it is to experience music. Whether she is able to achieve even part of her lofty vision for Read more the world as a place for everyone to live is something we will probably not know until she's gone, but the sentiments, and her hard work to fulfill them, are admirable. Simply Anne-Sophie would be a nice one for a total neophyte to Mutter's work to find a way into her world, and if it brings one kid around to liking his/her violin a bit more, then it will have done more than its job.

– Uncle Dave Lewis, All Music Guide Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera": Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trondheim Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1999 
Venue:  Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen 
Length: 3 Minutes 36 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for Violin no 3 in G major, K 216: 3rd movement, Rondo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/2005 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 6 Minutes 22 Secs. 
3.
Concerto for Violin no 5 in A major, K 219 "Turkish": 2nd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/2005 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 11 Minutes 16 Secs. 
4.
Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 2 in F major, Op. 50 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1798; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/2002 
Venue:  Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC 
Length: 6 Minutes 43 Secs. 
5.
Thaïs: Meditation by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
Date of Recording: 11/1992 
Venue:  Grosser Musikvereinsaal, Vienna 
Length: 6 Minutes 43 Secs. 
6.
Liebesleid by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin), Lambert Orkis (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/2001 
Venue:  Herculessaal, Residenz, Munich 
Length: 4 Minutes 25 Secs. 
7.
Hungarian Dance no 6 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin), Lambert Orkis (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 01/2002 
Venue:  Herculessaal, Residenz, Munich 
Length: 3 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Joseph Joachim. 
8.
Porgy and Bess: Summertime by George Gershwin
Performer:  Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin), André Previn (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Date of Recording: 07/2002 
Venue:  Herculessaal, Residenz, Munich 
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Jascha Heifetz. 
9.
Carmen Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra/Piano, Op. 25 by Pablo de Sarasate
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1883 
10.
Tango Song and Dance: Song by André Previn
Performer:  Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin), André Previn (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 01/2002 
Venue:  Herculessaal, Residenz, Munich 
Length: 5 Minutes 4 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Concerto for Violin and Strings in E, Op.8, No.1, R.269 "La Primavera": 1. Allegro
Violin Concerto No.3 in G, K.216: 3. Rondo (Allegro)
Violin Concerto No.5 in A, K.219: 2. Adagio
Violin Romance No.2 in F major, Op.50
Thaïs / Acte Deux: Meditation
Liebesleid
Tango Song and Dance (dedicated to Anne-Sophie Mutter): 2. Song. Simply
Hungarian Dance No.6 in D flat - transcr. in B flat major for violin and piano by Joseph Joachim
Porgy and Bess: Summertime
Carmen Fantasy, Op.25: Introduction. Allegro moderato
Carmen Fantasy, Op.25: 1. Moderato
Carmen Fantasy, Op.25: 2. Lento assai
Carmen Fantasy, Op.25: 3. Allegro moderato
Carmen Fantasy, Op.25: 4. Moderato

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Another Great Album by Mutter August 26, 2014 By Maurice S. (Columbia, SC) See All My Reviews "I am an admitted fan of Anne-Sophie Mutter's violin playing and this release is excellent. Fun and easy to listen too, a go to album when I am in the mood for engaging classical music. Highly recommend." Report Abuse
Review This Title
Review This Title Share on Facebook




YOU MUST BE A SUBSCRIBER TO LISTEN TO ARKIVMUSIC STREAMING.
TRY IT NOW FOR FREE!
Sign up now for two weeks of free access to the world's best classical music collection. Keep listening for only $19.95/month - thousands of classical albums for the price of one! Learn more about ArkivMusic Streaming
Aleady a subscriber? Sign In