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5.0 out of 5 stars A Stunning Recording, 5 July 2001
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This review is from: Sibelius: Violin Concerto (Audio CD)
For a concerto already so beutifully recorded by many great violinists(Kennedy, Perlman, Chung) you would have thought it difficult to add anything new. Mutter's recent recording is, however, extremely refreshing. Instead of dwelling on the more romantic yearnings of the concerto her playing is raw and very sparing with the vibrato. Her engagement with the orchestra is amazing, especially in the final movement where the violin stumbles like a drunk through repeated rythms in the bass. With what is undoubtedly one of the greatest violin concertos ever written, Mutter seems to be in a class of her own.
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Initial post: 28 Aug 2011 21:56:18 BDT
Last edited by the author on 28 Aug 2011 22:01:18 BDT
Sorry to dsagree.
This performance is senza vibrato at the beginning but is overwhelmed with excessive vibrato at times from then on, especially towards the ends of the first and third movements where it makes one feel quite queasy. The performance is heavily over-romanticised, and full of rubato and languishing over notes or phrases without apparent musical meaning or intelligence.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Aug 2011 21:25:48 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 10 Nov 2011 00:22:32 GMT
Too right. You are also violinist, yes?
I agree with you Passionate.
Reviewer should say truth about vibrato.
What he say about no vibrato is so for only a fraction of the first movt.
Rest is like caricature excess.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Nov 2011 09:46:38 GMT
Last edited by the author on 12 Nov 2011 09:57:28 GMT
Strad says:
To many who are familiar with this piece I think the violin opening is shocking on first hearing because it seems directly contrary to the composers instructions: dolce ed espressivo. The first dozen or so bars from the violin entry is far from dolce, but ASM created her own expressiveness which is very different from other artists. The old chestnut of polarised views about eccentric (not central mainstream) artistic tastes is endless debate. A really varied discussion can be found at doublyu doublyu doublyu dot violinist dot com/discussion/response dot cfm?ID=5551.
Rubato taste is personal. ASM is pretty extreme, much to some people's delight and to the dismay of others.
Buy this CD with that in mind, I would say.
Brilliant violinist, but polarising listeners with rubato and vibrato use.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Nov 2013 19:47:11 GMT
I will probably buy this. The problem with the warhorses like the Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Bruch all tend to be very similar. If we have a performance here that makes you sit up with a start and say I've never thought of that passage like that before. Sometimes it casts a new light, other times you may not like it but others will. Also this does not sound like normal Previn territory. I can always give it away. Tom.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Nov 2013 22:11:57 GMT
Well if you lived near me you could have it for free.
I'm not going to listen to it again.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Nov 2013 02:00:00 GMT
Pablo, As we plunge into another freezing, wet & stormy winter in Scotland I would dearly love to live near you. Maybe as a grim northerner I'll associate more with vodka drinking Sibelius in this cd. Enjoy the warm sunshine. Tom.
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