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Face To Face With Beethoven / Anne-sophie Mutter


Release Date: 03/17/1998 
Label:  Dg Double Catalog #: 457861   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Anne-Sophie MutterMark ZeltserYo-Yo Ma
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Intensely convincing."

"In her 1979 recording, the slow basic tempi of Anne-Sophie Mutter's beautiful reading on DG were her own choice, she claims, and certainly not forced upon her by Karajan. The first two movements have rarely if ever been more expansively presented on record, but the purity of the solo playing and the concentration of the whole performance make the result intensely convincing. The finale is relaxed too, but is well pointed, at a fair tempo, and presents the necessary contrast. Good atmospheric recording against the warm acoustic of the Phiharmonie in Berlin."

- Penguin Guide to Recorded Classical Music 2009 edition, page 97.
"Intensely convincing."

"In her 1979 recording, the slow basic tempi of Anne-Sophie Mutter's beautiful reading on DG were her own choice, she claims, and certainly not forced upon her by Karajan. The first two movements have rarely if ever been more expansively presented on record, but the purity of the solo playing and the concentration of the whole performance make the result intensely convincing. The finale is relaxed too, but is well pointed, at a fair tempo, and presents the necessary contrast. Good atmospheric recording against the warm acoustic of the Phiharmonie in Berlin."

- Penguin Guide to Recorded Classical Music 2009 edition, page 97.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello in C major, Op. 56 "Triple Concerto" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Mark Zeltser (Piano), Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804; Vienna, Austria 

Customer Reviews

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 EXQUISITE EXECUTION October 10, 2012 By GARY WHITING (COBBLE HILL, BC) See All My Reviews "Ms. Mutter's profound and heartfelt competence, powerful understanding, poignant expression and magnificent execution compels ones admiration. Absolutely superb!" Report Abuse
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