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Anne-Sophie Mutter & Mutter’s Virtuosi Bach, Bologne, Previn, Vivaldi, Williams

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"Stupendous brilliance, breathless virtuosity. Anne-Sophie Mutter's Virtuosi thrilled at the Vienna Musikverein." (Die Presse) In June 2023, star violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter gave an impressive concert in Vienna with her Virtuosi ensemble. Based on this, a varied album has now been created, with music by Antonio Vivaldi, J. S. Bach, Joseph Bologne, André Previn and John Williams. "Growing up, I'm on the trail of storytellers," Mutter says of her work with the Virtuosi, a rotating ensemble of current and former Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation scholarship holders. Under Mutter's professional and musical direction, the ensemble is tailor-made for baroque and classical music. This is now evident on this album with Vivaldi's Concerto for Three Violins, RV 551, the Presto movement of "Summer" from the Four Seasons, J. S. Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 and Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, and the Violin Concerto by Mozart's contemporary Joseph Bologne. But the repertoire also reflects Mother's love of contemporary works: The Virtuosi perform André Previn's Nonet dedicated to Anne-Sophie Mutter. The music of Hollywood legend John Williams can also be heard, and two works are arrangements from Cinderella Liberty and Schindler's List, reworked especially for the Virtuosi. Mutter has just been awarded an OPUS KLASSIK as "Instrumentalist of the Year" for her latest album with Williams.

Tracklist:

ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678–1741) 
Concerto for 3 Violins, Strings and Basso continuo in F major RV 551 
1. Allegro 
2. Andante 
3. Allegro 

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685–1750) 
Concerto for Violin, Strings and Basso continuo No. 1 in A minor BWV 1041 
1. [Allegro moderato] 
2. Andante 
3. Allegro assai 

ANDRÉ PREVIN (1929–2019) 
Nonet for two string quartets and double bass 
To Anne-Sophie Mutter · Commissioned for Mutter’s Virtuosi 

1. A Promenade
2. Tempo ad libitum – Slow 
      Interlude for Solo Violin and Double Bass 
3. Presto 

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH 
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major BWV 1048 
1. [Allegro] 
2. Adagio 
3. Allegro

JOSEPH BOLOGNE (1745–1799) 
Concerto for Violin and Strings in A major op. 5/2 
1. Allegro moderato 
2. Largo 
3. Rondeau 

ENCORES: 

JOHN WILLIAMS (*1932) 
Nice to Be Around from Cinderella Liberty 
Arr. for Mutter’s Virtuosi 

ANTONIO VIVALDI 
Presto from Violin Concerto in G major “L’estate” (Summer) RV 315 from The Four Sesons 

JOHN WILLIAMS
Theme from Schindler’s List · Arr. for Mutter’s Virtuosi