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Simply Anne-Sophie
Antonio Vivaldi, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven
Simply Anne-Sophie
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Classical
 
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ANNE-SOPHIE MUTTER is one of the best-known classical musicians in the US, and her concert appearances here are sold-out events. Her contributions to the violin repertoire, her extraordinary collaborations with the most ac...  more »

      
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ANNE-SOPHIE MUTTER is one of the best-known classical musicians in the US, and her concert appearances here are sold-out events. Her contributions to the violin repertoire, her extraordinary collaborations with the most accomplished and elite of musical partners, and her unstinting devotion to excellence point to a legacy of unequalled brilliance. 2006 is the 30th anniversary of the beginning of Ms. Mutter?s public career, which has intersected with and influenced the lives of so many important musicians of the era and inspired the minds and hearts of millions of listeners around the globe. Simply Anne-Sophie offers a great musical overview of her brilliant career.
 

CD Reviews

Nothing New
Jeffrey M. Wagner | Corvallis Oregon | 12/01/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Anne Sophie is among my favorite violinists and she is nothing but excellent throughout this whole cd. But the recordings are pulled from previous releases. The Carmen sequence suffers badly from the recording and contains the identical flaws that the original release did on her previous Carmen Fantasy cd. As an introduction to ASM I recommend it. Her playing is as great as ever. But you will not find anything new here and the recordings are less than stellar."
Exciting Splashes of Brilliance and Extended Sensuousness fr
Professor Donald Mitchell | Thanks for Providing My Reviews over 97,000 Helpfu | 03/08/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is my favorite CD by Anne-Sophie Mutter. I hope you'll have the pleasure of listening to it.

Simply Anne-Sophie would be more aptly named, Gorgeous Excerpts of Anne-Sophie's Best Recordings. Five segments are five minutes or less. The longest section clocks in at 12 and a half minutes.

I thought the selections were well chosen to present a wide range of her abilities and musical subjects. How many recordings do you own that contain on a single CD part of The Four Seasons, two Mozart violin concertos, Beethoven's romance number two for violin and piano, Meditation from Thais, Brahms' Hungarian Dance number six, George Gershwin's Summertime, and Pablo de Sarasate's Fantaisie de concert sur des motifs de Carmen?

The order of the selections is interesting. Ms. Mutter begins as close to classical roots as her style ever does, then slows down into expressive pieces, and ends with rousing energy and joie de vivre.

As a result, I often play this CD as a mood piece to inspire me during a difficult task. By the end, I'm filled with enthusiasm, energy, and a sense of unlimited confidence. Those are all good feelings to have as a writer sits down to face a blank computer screen.

The other advantage of this work is that you can sample her styles to see if you might be interested in buying a CD that provides more in that style. From my perspective, I thought that only the excerpt from The Four Seasons is misleading about the joys that the full CDs offer. For me, the first allegro from Spring is by far the best part of her Four Seasons CD; the rest is not nearly so enjoyable.
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Simply Anne-Sophie Review
Eldoz | 01/05/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Typical excellent work by a uniquely gifted artist. Not for the person who wants whole concertos, but a nice selection of favorites."