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The Berlin Recital / Anne-Sophie Mutter, Lambert Orkis


Release Date: 01/28/1997 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 445826   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johannes BrahmsClaude DebussyWolfgang Amadeus MozartCésar Franck
Performer:  Anne-Sophie MutterLambert Orkis
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

DG has done the world a great service in recording this recital for posterity. Mutter revels in the inspiration of the moment without losing her grip on structure.

Buy this disc! If it were possible I would be even more emphatic, for Deutsche Grammophon has done the world a great service in recording this recital for posterity. Mutter demonstrates not only a formidable technique but also a searching interpretative mind. Far from being afraid of taking risks in the concert hall, this performance shows Mutter revelling in the inspiration of the moment whilst never losing her grip on the architectural whole.

Whether holding back on certain phrases in the Debussy Sonata or exquisitely grading tone colour as
Read more the Mozart sonata moves in and out of the shadows, nothing feels either accidental or formalised. Fluctuations of tempo are distinctly greater than has recently been the norm.

The end of the Franck sonata is dangerously close to the hurried side of exhilarating, whilst the flourish at the conclusion of the Debussy is almost thrown away, but the occasional moments when Mutter seems almost fallible, far from being a weakness, only add to the overwhelming sense of humanity in the performance. Mutter is partnered by the excellent Lambert Orkis who on this evidence deserves to be heard more often.

Performance: 5 (out of 5), Sound: 5 (out of 5)

-- Christopher Dingle, BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1.
Scherzo for Violin and Piano in C minor, WoO 2 "FAE Sonata" by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin), Lambert Orkis (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Venue:  Philharmonic Hall, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 50 Secs. 
2.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin), Lambert Orkis (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916-1917; France 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Venue:  Philharmonic Hall, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 13 Minutes 33 Secs. 
3.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in E minor, K 304 (300c) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Lambert Orkis (Piano), Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Venue:  Philharmonic Hall, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 18 Minutes 1 Secs. 
4.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, M 8 by César Franck
Performer:  Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin), Lambert Orkis (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Venue:  Philharmonic Hall, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 29 Minutes 51 Secs. 
5.
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. 
Notes: Transcribed: Paul Klengel 
6.
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. 
Notes: Transcribed: Joseph Joachim 
7.
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. 
Notes: Transcribed: Jascha Heifetz 

Sound Samples

Scherzo in C minor for violin & piano (from the FAE-Sonata)
Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor: 1. Allegro vivo
Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor: 2. Intermède (Fantasque et léger)
Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor: 3. Finale (Très animé)
Sonata for Piano and Violin in E minor, K.304: 1. Allegro
Sonata for Piano and Violin in E minor, K.304: 2. Tempo di minuetto
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A: 1. Allegretto ben moderato
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A: 2. Allegro- Quasi lento- Tempo 1 (Allegro)
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A: 3. Recitativo - Fantasia (Ben moderato - Largamente - Molto vivace)
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A: 4. Allegretto poco mosso
Hungarian Dance No.2 In B Minor
Hungarian Dance No.5 In G Minor
Beau Soir

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