Performance Tuesday, November 11, 2014 | 8 PM

Anne-Sophie Mutter

The Annual Isaac Stern Memorial Concert

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
The Washington Post wrote of violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, “She plays anything and everything, with scalding beauty.” Mutter performs the music of Grieg and Franck, a showpiece by Kreisler, and continues her commitment to living composers in works written for her by Sebastian Currier and André Previn.

The contemporary works on this program are part of My Time, My Music.


  • Anne-Sophie Mutter, Violin
  • Lambert Orkis, Piano
  • Roman Patkoló, Double Bass


  • SEBASTIAN CURRIER Ringtone Variations (US Premiere)
  • ANDRÉ PREVIN Tango Song and Dance
  • FRANCK Violin Sonata in A Major
  • BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata No. 9 in A Major, Op. 47, "Kreutzer"


Beethoven's Violin Sonata No. 9 in A Major, Op. 47, "Kreutzer"
Anne-Sophie Mutter, Violin | Lambert Orkis, Piano
Deutsche Grammophon

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Franck’s Violin Sonata in A Major

Franck wrote his Violin Sonata as a wedding gift for the legendary violinist Eugène Ysaÿe, but the performing conditions at the premiere were hardly stellar. The performance took place near evening in a Brussels art museum that forbade any illumination, so Ysaÿe essentially performed in the dark, reportedly playing the final movements from memory. Franck’s sonata is brilliantly constructed, each theme evolving from the work’s quiet opening, and filled with impassioned melodies.


Anne-Sophie Mutter Introduces Her 2014-2015 Perspectives Series

Perspectives: Anne-Sophie Mutter
This performance is part of Great Artists II, and Perspectives: Anne-Sophie Mutter.

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