This CD is one of my most favourite classics. It contains many wonderful works that would very often be used as "extras" at concerts, but all in one it is a potpourri of popular's like Tzigane, The Devill's Trill whose major difficulty lies in playing extremely difficult passages , while having to master the "devil's trills" at the same time and Winiawski's unforgettable "Legend". Though I think that there were little technique-problems, she had to fight with during the faster passages in the left hand in track number 10, the moderato from Sarasate's Carmen-fantasy,the German Anne-Sophie Mutter performs with such a beautiful, touching and hot temperament that the audience recognizes that origin doesn't matter, when it comes to playing this wonderful dynamic repertoire with a "gypsie's soul" that she undoubtedly has. Her musicality is as female as it can be. She made me cry during the "devil's trill", dream, when I listened to Wieniawski's "Legend" and finally during Sarasate's "Carmen-fantasy" I knew that the Carmen among the world's greatest violinist's was born.
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