Grammy Award winning violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter was born in Rheinfelden in Baden (Germany). She embarked on inter¬national career as a soloist in 1976 at the Lucerne Festival and made her first recording for Deutsche Grammophon at the age of 14. This recording features; Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53, Mazurek, Op.49, Romance in F minor for Violin and Orchestra Op.11 and Humoresque Op. 101.
It is no exaggeration to call this recording an historic venture: in June, Mutter and the Berliner Philharmoniker, whose deep and lasting artistic relationship was forged in the 1970s, came together at the Berlin Philharmonie, to make their first studio album in almost 30 years.
Here, she records Dvoraks Violin Concerto the last of the great Romantic violin concertos not yet in her discography.
Anne-Sophie Mutter has chosen to pair Dvoraks Violin Concerto with his fiery Mazurek Op. 49, and the Romance in F minor for violin and orchestra Op. 11. The album also includes Dvoraks irresistible Humoresque, presented in its popular arrangement for violin and piano by Fritz Kreisler.
All works on this recording exemplify the vivid color, touching melancholy and folkloric tunefulness that are trademarks of Dvorak's style.