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Anne-Sophie Mutter – Mozart – Violin Concertos No.1 – 5; Sinfonia Concertante (2005/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Violin Concertos No.1 – 5; Sinfonia Concertante – Anne-Sophie Mutter (2005/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz | Time – 02:28:39 minutes | 2,79 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | © Deutsche Grammophon
Recorded: London, Abbey Road Studios, Studio One, 7/2005

Anne-Sophie Mutter’s debut recording was of Mozart’s Third and Fifth violin concertos, made when she was 15 years old, with conductor Herbert von Karajan. In 2003, she returned to Mozart, recording all five of the concertos and the Sinfonia concertante as both violinist and conductor. Mutter is accompanied by the London Philharmonic, and in the Sinfonia is joined by violist Yuri Bashmet. Mutter’s more mature tone and technique are on display in this popular set of concertos.

Anne-Sophie Mutter takes on dual roles of soloist and conductor in this new complete Mozart Violin Concerto collection, turning in performances of exceptional polish, vitality, and coherence. Mutter’s virtuosity is never in doubt as she plays with full, confident tone and spirited energy. This, plus her stylish and wholly idiomatic interpretations remind us of just how brilliant and accomplished a performer she is–refreshing after last year’s bizarrely self-indulgent Tchaikovsky concerto recording. Throughout this set Mutter places her prodigious talents and skills (to quote the well-worn phrase) “in the service of the music”, presenting Mozart pretty much unfiltered.
She’s marvelous in the arching melodies of No. 5 (the slow movement is all serenity) and the vibrant rhythms of No. 3, while No. 4 has a harmonic richness that looks forward to Mendelssohn. Like Perlman before her, Mutter communicates her sheer pleasure in playing this music, though she avoids his tendency to pour on the schmaltz. The set offers a substantial bonus in the Sinfonia concertante, with violist Yuri Bashmet joining Mutter in a sparkling and tonally sumptuous rendition, worthy of comparison to Böhm’s. The London Philharmonic plays handsomely under Mutter’s direction, while Deutsche Grammophon’s solidly focused recording nicely balances soloists and orchestra. This is a quintessential modern Mozart violin concerto collection–a highly recommendable achievement. –Victor Carr Jr, ClassicsToday

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)
Violin Concerto No.2 in D, K.211
1. 1. Allegro moderato 08:21
2. 2. Andante 07:00
3. 3. Rondeau (Allegro) 03:58
Violin Concerto No.1 in B flat, K.207
4. 1. Allegro moderato 06:50
5. 2. Adagio 07:58
6. 3. Presto 05:47
Violin Concerto No.5 In A, K.219
7. 1. Allegro aperto 09:44
8. 2. Adagio 11:12
9. 3. Rondeau (Tempo di minuetto) 08:31
Violin Concerto No.4 in D, K.218
10. 1. Allegro 09:01
11. 2. Andante cantabile 06:58
12. 3. Rondeau (Andante grazioso – Allegro ma non troppo) 07:05
Violin Concerto No.3 in G, K.216
13. 1. Allegro 09:55
14. 2. Adagio 09:33
15. 3. Rondo (Allegro) 06:27
Sinfonia concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra in E flat, K.364
16. 1. Allegro maestoso 12:37
17. 2. Andante 11:41
18. 3. Presto 06:11

Anne-Sophie Mutter, Violin, Conductor
Yuri Bashmet, Viola (#16-18)
London Philharmonic Orchestra


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