Anne-Sophie Mutter – Tchaikovsky, Korngold: Violin Concertos (2014) SACD ISO

Anne-Sophie Mutter – Tchaikovsky, Korngold: Violin Concertos (2014)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0, 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 00:58:33 minutes | Basic Scans included | 4,21 GB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

“Performing contemporary music had added immeasurably to the way I play Tchaikovsky’s Concerto,” writes violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter in the liner notes to her 2nd recording of the work in 20 years. To be more precise, what performing contemporary music has added to Mutter’s performance of Tchaikovsky’s concerto is an abrasive tone, an aggressive technique, & an interpretation that treats Tchaikovsky’s tender little concerto as if it were a lover who liked it rough & raw. Although there is no denying Mutter’s virtuosity, her performance is at best willful & at worst wrongful.

“Anne-Sophie makes the structure of Korngold’s piece clearer than anyone else,” writes conductor André Previn in the liner notes of his wife’s performance of Korngold’s Violin Concerto. To be more precise, it is Previn who makes the structure clearer, who, indeed, makes this the most persuasive performance of the piece ever recorded. An old hand at the music of Korngold, Previn’s sensitive conducting shapes an ardent but cogent performance, a performance that lets Korngold’s lines sing & soar but always in context of a convincing structure. Mutter, who thankfully has not added any hint of “contemporary music” to Korngold’s neo-Romantic piece, plays with all the subtlety, taste, & beauty of which she is capable. The result is one of the most completely compelling performances of the work ever recorded. Deutsche Grammophon’s sound is transparent with a slight hint of reverberation


Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893)
Concerto For Violin And Orchestra In D Major Op. 35
1 I Allegro Moderato 18:27
2 II Canzonetta. Andante – Atacca: 6:57
3 III Finale. Allegro Vivacissimo 9:31
Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897 – 1957)
Concerto For Violin And Orchestra In D Major Op. 35
4 I Moderato Nobile 8:40
5 II Romance. Andante 7:58
6 III Finale. Allegro Assai Vivace 7:05

Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin)
Wiener Philharmoniker (1-3)
London Symphony Orchestra (4-6)
André Previn (conductor)


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