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Mendelssohn / Brahms: Violin Concertos
 
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Mendelssohn / Brahms: Violin Concertos

6 Sept. 1994 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 1994
  • Release Date: 6 Sept. 1994
  • Label: Decca (UMO)
  • Copyright: (C) 1994 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Hamburg
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  • Total Length: 1:10:53
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  • ASIN: B001N2F766
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 61,834 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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If you haven't heard these recordings, you have a nice surprise ahead of you. The Mendelssohn dates from 1981 and the Brahms from 1982. Because of the recording dates, you've got the young protege, Anne-Sophie Mutter, firmly under the leadership of the old master, Herbert von Karajan, with that marvelous orchestra to draw on for generous support.

Ms. Mutter has never been closer since then to the gentler ways of performing these pieces as she is here. The accompaniment is very well balanced and perfectly complements the solos.

Being used to a lot of fire from Ms. Mutter, some may complain that these performances aren't sizzling enough.

I found that her interpretation of Mendelssohn was delightfully restrained which allowed for the heavenly aspects of the piece to emerge. I was equally pleased with her Brahms where her violin seems to literally sing to us in a beautiful human voice. Beneath the surface, you can feel the controlled power of Mutter, von Karajan, and the Berlin Philharmonic. It's like watching heavyweights delicately dancing ballet to exquisite chamber music. You know there's the power there to blow us away, but that they want to enrapture us instead.

This recording will appeal most to people who like to hear classic pieces of the repertoire performed in ways that aren't the typical fare.
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Wonderful solo playing and top class orchestral accompaniment under maestro Karajan. Recording leaves nothing to be desired. Maybe I'm getting too old but they don't seem to produce them like this any more !
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Anne Sophie Mutter is a legend. Mendlessohn's violin concerto is powerful and romantic. The combination is unbeatable!!
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After a lifetime of focus on Piano-based classical music, I have only recently begun to explore violin and cello concertos. These are two of the loveliest from the romantic era. I'm not trained, so cannot be a critic, but they violin playing is superb.
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Anne-Sophie Mutter. Brilliant! Berlin Philharmonic. Outstanding! Unfortunately I found this recording spoiled by the mix. The balance between the violin and the orchestra is all over the place. When the volume of the violin is fine the orchestra is too loud. When the volume of the orchestra is just right, the violin disappears to a whisper. I listen to this magnificent music with my fingers continually on the volume control. A shame because the packaging of ASM playing these two pieces with the Berlin Philhamonic on the same CD is perfect.
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This has been a favourite piece since I was a child. It was one of my mother's favourites and it was played a lot at home when I was a child. However, I have made do for a long time with a cheap rather poor quality recording. I decided that it was time to get a new copy and after some research I selected this. I am very pleased with my choice.
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Powerful concertos presented in most magnificent ways. terrific recordings that will surely delight. Mutter plus the Berlin Philharmonic - a winning combination!
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Miss mutter.. Have you ever done anything better than this??!! - so please tell me !! FANTASTIC !!
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