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Tango Song And Dance / Mutter, Previn, Orkis


Release Date: 04/08/2003 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 000005802   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  André PrevinJohannes BrahmsGeorge GershwinFritz Kreisler,   ... 
Performer:  Anne-Sophie MutterAndré PrevinLambert Orkis
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Despite the star power of classical music's most famous husband-and-wife duo since Alagna and Gheorghiu, Tango Song and Dance is more than a novelty. Driven by decades of combined recital and concert experience of André Previn, Anne-Sophie Mutter, and her esteemed long-time sideman Lambert Orkis, this handsomely programmed CD flows seamlessly through a wide variety of repertoire all, in one way or another, related to the somewhat cryptic title borrowed from the opening piece, a new work by Previn. The veteran composer's funky, jazz-powered tunes add the "tango:" an eclectic mix of styles from Argentina and elsewhere culminating in a swaggering Czardas that segues neatly into a trio of Brahms' Hungarian Dances. Mutter's Read more violinistic performance is sanguine and sexy, a consciously hesitant tease. Previn, wearing his jazz hat, teams back up with Mutter for a lively gin-and-vermouth reading of a suite of Gershwin numbers adapted from his Porgy and Bess by master synthesizer Fritz Kreisler. "Summertime" is dreamy and somnolent juxtaposed with the steamy Magyarica of the Brahms. We've got the tango and the song, and the dance comes from the unlikely pen of Gabriel Fauré, whose unusually ebullient Sonata is a knockout. Add the couple of Kreisler encores that bridge the gaps, and Tango Song and Dance provides the perfect trousseau: something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue.

David Simmons, WQXR
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Works on This Recording

1.
Tango Song and Dance by André Previn
Performer:  Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin), André Previn (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 12/2001 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Munich, Germany 
Length: 15 Minutes 34 Secs. 
2.
Hungarian Dances (21) for Piano 4 hands, WoO 1: no 1 in G minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Lambert Orkis (Piano), Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/2002 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Munich, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Joseph Joachim 
3.
Hungarian Dances (21) for Piano 4 hands, WoO 1: no 6 in D flat major by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin), Lambert Orkis (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/2002 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Munich, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Joseph Joachim 
4.
Hungarian Dances (21) for Piano 4 hands, WoO 1: no 7 in A major by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin), Lambert Orkis (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/2002 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Munich, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Joseph Joachim 
5.
Porgy and Bess: Summertime by George Gershwin
Performer:  André Previn (Piano), Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Date of Recording: 07/2002 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Munich, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Jascha Heifetz 
6.
Porgy and Bess: It ain't necessarily so by George Gershwin
Performer:  André Previn (Piano), Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Date of Recording: 07/2002 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Munich, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Jascha Heifetz 
7.
Porgy and Bess: Bess, you is my woman now by George Gershwin
Performer:  André Previn (Piano), Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Date of Recording: 07/2002 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Munich, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Jascha Heifetz 
8.
Porgy and Bess: My man's gone now by George Gershwin
Performer:  Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin), André Previn (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Date of Recording: 07/2002 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Munich, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Jascha Heifetz 
9.
Schön Rosmarin by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Lambert Orkis (Piano), Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/2002 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Munich, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 15 Secs. 
10.
Caprice viennois, Op. 2 by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Lambert Orkis (Piano), Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/2002 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Munich, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 16 Secs. 
11.
Liebesleid by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin), Lambert Orkis (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/2002 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Munich, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 16 Secs. 
12.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in A major, Op. 13 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin), Lambert Orkis (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; France 
Date of Recording: 01/2002 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Munich, Germany 
Length: 25 Minutes 23 Secs. 

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