Carnegie Hall Presents

Perspectives: Anne-Sophie Mutter


Carnegie Hall’s
Opening Night Gala
Berliner Philharmoniker

Anne-Sophie Mutter

Anne-Sophie Mutter
Mutter Virtuosi

Danish National Symphony Orchestra

The Mutter-Bronfman-Harrell Trio

New World Symphony

Carnegie Hall’s
Opening Night Gala
Berliner Philharmoniker

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 | 7 PM

Performers

Berliner Philharmoniker
Sir Simon Rattle, Music Director and Conductor
Anne-Sophie Mutter, Violin

Program

RACHMANINOFF Symphonic Dances
BRUCH Violin Concerto No. 1
STRAVINSKY Closing Scenes from The Firebird
The legendary Berliner Philharmoniker, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, opens Carnegie Hall’s 2014–2015 season in a thrilling concert of Rachmaninoff’s brilliant Symphonic Dances, Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with Anne-Sophie Mutter, and the electrifying closing scenes from Stravinsky’s Firebird.

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Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances (Lento assai)


Berliner Philharmoniker | Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
Warner

Anne-Sophie Mutter

The Annual Isaac Stern Memorial Concert

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 | 8 PM

Performers

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

Program

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"

Encore:TCHAIKOVSKY Mélodie from Souvenir d’un lieu cher, Op. 42
The Washington Post wrote of violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, “She plays anything and everything, with scalding beauty.” Ms. Mutter performs sonatas by Beethoven and Franck, while continuing 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.

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Beethoven's Violin Sonata No. 9 in A Major, Op. 47, "Kreutzer"


Anne-Sophie Mutter, Violin | Lambert Orkis, Piano
Deutsche Grammophon

Anne-Sophie Mutter
Mutter Virtuosi

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 | 8 PM

Performers

Mutter Virtuosi
Anne-Sophie Mutter, Violin and Leader

Program

BACH Concerto for Two Violins, Strings, and Continuo in D Minor, BWV 1043
ANDRÉ PREVIN Concerto for Violin and String Orchestra (with two Harpsichord interludes) (US Premiere)
VIVALDI The Four Seasons

Encores:VIVALDI Presto from Concerto in G Minor for Violin and Orchestra, RV 315, "L'estate" ("Summer")
BACH "Air on the G String" (from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068)
Acclaimed violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter is the soloist and leader of the Mutter Virtuosi, an ensemble of young students and professional string players who are alumni of the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation. This celebration of daring string writing features the US premiere of André Previn’s Violin Concerto No. 2. The program concludes with The Four Seasons, Vivaldi’s set of violin concertos offering vivid depictions of bird song, summer storms, hunting horns, barking dogs, and slippery ice.

The contemporary work on this program is part of My Time, My Music.

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Vivaldi's The Four Seasons (Danza pastorale)


Anne-Sophie Mutter, Violin | Trondheim Soloists
Deutsche Grammophon

Danish National Symphony Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 | 8 PM

Performers

Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Cristian Macelaru, Conductor
Anne-Sophie Mutter, Violin

Program

SIBELIUS Valse triste
SIBELIUS Violin Concerto
NIELSEN Symphony No. 4, "The Inextinguishable"

Encores:BACH Sarabande from Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004
NIELSEN Overture to Masquerade
Sibelius’s Violin Concerto bustles with a restless energy, opening with a hair-raising cadenza that’s a virtuosic high-wire act for the soloist. “Music is life, and like it, inextinguishable,” Nielsen wrote on the score of his “Inextinguishable” Symphony. It’s an intense orchestral journey from despair to victory, featuring a dramatic duel between two sets of timpani in the final section before the triumphant finale.

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Sibelius's Violin Concerto (Allegro moderato)


Anne-Sophie Mutter, Violin | Staatskapelle Dresden | André Previn, Conductor;
Deutsche Grammophon

The Mutter-Bronfman-Harrell Trio

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 | 8 PM

Performers

The Mutter-Bronfman-Harrell Trio
·· Anne-Sophie Mutter, Violin
·· Yefim Bronfman, Piano
·· Lynn Harrell, Cello

Program

BEETHOVEN Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 97, "Archduke"
TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Trio in A Minor

Encore:SHOSTAKOVICH Allegro con brio from Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 67
Beethoven’s “Archduke” Trio was named for his patron Rudolf of Austria. The large-scale and seamless integration of the three instruments was unprecedented and set the tone for the great trios of Schubert, Brahms, Dvořák, and others. Tchaikovsky’s Trio in A Minor was dedicated to his mentor Nikolai Rubinstein, the founder of the Moscow Conservatory. With its opening “Pezzo elegiaco” (“Elegiac Piece”) and brilliant set of variations on a folk theme, Tchaikovsky’s Trio is an impassioned masterpiece.

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Beethoven's Piano Trio in B-flat Major (Allegro moderato)


Arthur Rubenstein, Piano | Jascha Heifetz, Violin | Emanuel Feuermann, Cello
BMG Entertainment

New World Symphony

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 | 8 PM

Performers

New World Symphony
America’s Orchestral Academy
Michael Tilson Thomas, Artistic Director and Conductor
Anne-Sophie Mutter, Violin

Program

SCHUBERT Incidental Music from Rosamunde
BERG Violin Concerto
MORET En rêve (NY Premiere)
DEBUSSY La mer
An eclectic program that spans Biedermeier Vienna to 20th century Switzerland is performed by Anne-Sophie Mutter, “the undisputed queen of violin playing” (The Times, London), with Michael Tilson Thomas conducting the New World Symphony. Mutter is featured in two 20th-century works: Berg’s profoundly moving Violin Concerto and Moret’s rapturous En rêve, a work written for her in 1988. Schubert’s warmly melodic Incidental Music from Rosamunde opens the concert that climaxes with the shimmering orchestral colors of Debussy’s La mer.

The contemporary work on this program is part of My Time, My Music.

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Debussy's La mer (Jeux de vagues)


London Symphony Orchestra | Michael Tilson Thomas, Conductor
Sony