Friday, July 27, 2012

Anne-Sophie Mutter plays Rihm, Penderecki & Currier

August 23rd 2011 will see Anne-Sophie Mutter’s 35th anniversary on stage. Anne-Sophie Mutter is not only one of the world’s top violinists but an international bestseller, having sold more than 5,000,000 units worldwide − and counting.

In celebration of this achievement, Deutsche Grammophon releases a new album featuring world-premiere recordings of two new works written for Mutter: Wolfgang Rihm’s Lichtes Spiel and Sebastian Currier’s Time Machines, recorded with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.

“Lichtes Spiel features an evanescent, will o' the wisp quality to Mutter's lines, threatened by darker, steely shades in the orchestral arrangement. But it's light in not just the visual sense, but also the spiritual. Dyade is a more subtle, flowing piece bereft of rests, but no less unsettling” --The Independent, 2nd September 2011 ***

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