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The Silver Album / Mutter, Orkis

Mutter / Orkis
Release Date: 06/10/2014 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 002054902  
Composer:  Johannes BrahmsFritz KreislerGabriel FauréClaude Debussy,   ... 
Performer:  Lambert OrkisAnne-Sophie Mutter
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

With this special 2-CD collection – including world-premiere recordings of Previn and Penderecki and new recordings of Ravel and Massenet – Anne-Sophie Mutter and Lambert Orkis mark 25 years of “a level of artistic partnership that is rare, even in the highest echelons of concert performance” (Seattle Times).

The celebrated violinist says, “Meeting Lambert was a stroke of luck for me. It quickly became clear how perfectly we breathe and phrase together. With Lambert I can do anything.”

It was in December 1988 that Anne-Sophie Mutter and Lambert Orkis gave their first joint recitals in America and immediately sensed that they shared a mutually sympathetic way of thinking about music which neither felt would ever
Read more change. For Anne-Sophie Mutter such an affinity is “either there or it isn’t. It’s hard to put it into words.“

Ever since the two of them have explored the musical worlds of many different composers in a wonderful artistic partnership.

For Lambert Orkis, the question of how such a partnership between artists can survive for so long without even the faintest murmur of disagreement is very simple: “We like one another, we like each other’s playing and we like each other’s company. This makes things a lot simpler, because we work very hard.

“Of course, we talk to each other, but we say very little about interpretation. We talk about politics and religion or about her dogs and my cats – and we never argue.”

And about Anne-Sophie Mutter he says, “Her playing is incredibly beautiful and well-informed, her taste absolutely sound, even in contemporary music. Anne-Sophie combines a very real delight in music with a spirit of adventure and an enormous passion for the matter in hand.”

With 40 minutes of new music, which she will be featuring on her tour concerts, and some of her most famous encores this album is a must-have for all Anne-Sophie Mutter fans.
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Works on This Recording

1. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2 in A major, Op. 100 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Lambert Orkis (Piano), Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/2009 
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. 
3. 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. 
4. 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. 
5. 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. 
6. 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. 
7. Hungarian Dances (21) for Piano 4 hands, WoO 1: no 2 in D minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Lambert Orkis (Piano), Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Venue:  Philharmonic Hall, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
8. Hungarian Dances (21) for Piano 4 hands, WoO 1: no 5 in F sharp minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Lambert Orkis (Piano), Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Venue:  Philharmonic Hall, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
9. Beau soir by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Lambert Orkis (Piano), Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1880; France 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Venue:  Philharmonic Hall, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
10. Sonata for Violin and Piano in E flat major, K 481 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Lambert Orkis (Piano), Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 2/2006 
Venue:  Live 
11. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 7 in C minor, Op. 30 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Lambert Orkis (Piano), Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801-1802; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 8/1998 
Venue:  Live Thiersch-Saal, Wiesbaden, Germany  
12. Thaïs: Meditation by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Lambert Orkis (Piano), Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
Date of Recording: 1/2014 
13. Pièce en forme de Habañera by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Lambert Orkis (Piano), Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907; France 
Date of Recording: 1/2014 
14. La Follia by Krzysztof Penderecki
Performer:  Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin), Lambert Orkis (Piano)
Date of Recording: 1/2014 
15. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2 by André Previn
Performer:  Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin), Lambert Orkis (Piano)
Date of Recording: 1/2014 

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 The Silver album/Mutter.Orkis July 10, 2014 By Evangeline W. (Berkeley, CA) See All My Reviews "Definitely a winner! I enjoyed very much the perfect pairing of this dynamic duo." Report Abuse
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