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Anne-Sophie Mutter

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Probably one of the most charismatic and best-loved violinists of contemporary times, Germany’s Anne-Sophie Mutter began her research for the piano in age five. She soon added violin lessons with Erna Hornigberger. In 1970 and once again in 1974, she earned first place within the Jugend Musiziert competition for young music artists. Herbert von Karajan noticed her play at age 13 and paved just how for her worldwide career. This started in 1977 with looks in the Salzburg Event along with her British debut under Daniel Barenboim. Another yr, 1978, she produced her debut using the Berlin Philharmonic and released her 1st recording, from the Mozart Third and 5th concertos. In 1980, she debuted in the us under Zubin Mehta, after that made her 1st Carnegie Hall recital appearance in 1988. Regardless of a hard personal existence (she dropped her spouse in 1995, departing her with two small kids to look after), Mutter provides accelerated an currently successful profession to the amount of super-stardom. She actually is currently perhaps one of the most popular violinists and her recordings are generally eagerly awaited greatest sellers. Mutter is most beneficial known on her behalf rich build and her impassioned and interesting shows of the traditional violin repertory, but she’s been instrumental in commissioning and executing new functions for the violin. One of the composers she’s caused are Wolfgang Rihm, Sebastian Currier, Norbert Moret, Witold Lutoslawski, and Krzysztof Penderecki. Both before and, for a while, after Mutter’s relationship to conductor André Previn in 2002, the set performed and documented together often. In Sept 2006, the few silently announced their divorce, and in Oct 2006 Mutter announced that she’d be retiring in the concert stage on her behalf 45th birthday in June 2008. She afterwards stated that was a misinterpretation, and in 2011 was still showing up in concert, premiering Lichtes Spiel by Rihm, and producing recital travels. Mutter also devotes time and energy to her base fostering exceptional youthful musicians.

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Full Name Anne-Sophie Mutter
Profession Violinist
Nationality German
Spouse André Previn, Detlef Wunderlich
Children Arabella Wunderlich, Richard Wunderlich
Parents Karl-Wilhelm Mutter, Gerlinde Mutter
Awards Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with orchestra), Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance, Echo Award for Best Classical Artist (National)
Music Groups Berlin Philharmonic, Camerata Salzburg
Albums Carmen - Fantasie, The Club Album (Live From Yellow Lounge), Mozart: The Violin Sonatas, Tango Song and Dance, Beethoven: Violin Concerto; Romances, Tchaikovsky, Korngold: Violin Concertos (feat. violin: Anne-Sophie Mutter), The Violin Sonatas, The Silver Album, Violin Concerto, The Berlin Recital, Dutilleux / Bartók / Stravinsky: Violin Concertos, Sublime Mutter !, Violinkonzert D-dur Op. 35 (Wiener Philharmoniker feat. conductor Herbert von Karajan, violin: Anne-Sophie Mutter), Violin Concertos, Le Quattro Stagioni, Recital 2000, Previn: Violin Concerto / Bernstein: Serenade, Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole / Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen, Bach: Double Concerto (Live From Yellow Lounge), Piano Trios K. 502, 542, 548, The Great Violin Concertos, Violin Concerto no. 2 "Metamorphosen", Mendelssohn / Bruch: Violin Concertos, Bach: Violin Concertos / Gubaidulina: In tempus praesens, Rihm: Lichtes Spiel; Currier: Time Machines, Violin Concerto / Serenades / Humoresque, Konzert für Violine und Orchester D-Dur, Op. 77 (Berliner Philharmoniker feat. conductor: Herbert von Karajan, violin: Anne-Sopie Mutter), Beethoven: Triple Concerto; Overtures, Penderecki: Metamorphosen, Mozart: Complete Violin Sonatas, Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77 / Schumann: Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra in C major, Op. 131, Lalo: Symphonie espagnole, Sibelius: Violin Concerto Op.47; Serenades; Humoresque, Beethoven: Spring & Kreutzer Sonatas, Violinkonzert No. 1 (Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields feat. conductor: Neville Marriner, violin: Anne-Sophie Mutter), Die Violinsonaten, Violinkonzert Op.61 (Classical Choice), Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto, Vivaldi: Le quattro stagioni / Tartini: Sonata in G minor "Trillo del Diavolo", The Triple Concerto, op. 56 (Berliner Philharmoniker feat. conductor: Herbert von Karajan, violin: Anna Sophie Mutter, piano: Maurice Zeltser, cello: Yo-Yo Ma), Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto Op.64; Piano Trio Op.49; Violin Sonata in F major (1838), Partita / Chain 2 / Piano Concerto, Vivaldi: The Four Seasons, Violin Concerto / Mazurek / Romance / Humoresque, Anne-Sophie Mutter - Carmen-Fantasie, Tripelkonzert / Ouvertüren, Mutterissimo – The Art Of Anne-Sophie Mutter, Dvorák, Lutoslawski: Partita; Chain 2 & 3; Novelette, Anne-Sophie Mutter - Tango Song and Dance, Mendelssohn / Brahms: Violin Concertos
Nominations Porin Award for Best Foreign Classical Music Album, Danish Grammy Award for Foreign Classical Album of the Year, Fryderyk Awards – Most Outstanding Polish Music Recording, Fryderyk Awards – Best Foreign Album – Classical music
Movies Herbert Von Karajan 1908-1989: A Portrait, Anne-Sophie Mutter: Piano Trios & Divertimento, Herbert von Karajan: New Year's Eve Concert 1984: Bach: Violin Concerto No. 2


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#Fact
1 Winner of a Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance (2000).
2 Owns two Stradivarius violins.
3 At the age of 13, she was invited by Herbert von Karajan to play with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
4 Two children with Detlef Wunderlich: Arabella Sophia was born in 1990; Richard was born in 1994.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Die Harald Schmidt Show 2011-2013 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Kekkonen tulee! 2013 performer: "Violin Concerto n D, Op 77:III
Late Show with David Letterman 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Anne-Sophie Mutter & Mendelssohn 2009 TV Movie performer: "Violin concerto e-moll op. 64", "Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor Op. 49"
Anne-Sophie Mutter: Encounters with Mendelssohn 2009 Video documentary short performer: "Violin concerto e-moll op. 64", "Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor Op. 49"
There Will Be Blood 2007 "Violin Concerto in D Major Op.77:3. Vivace Non Troppo"
Aleph, lectures contades 2000 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode

Music Department

Music Department

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Anne-Sophie Mutter: Mein Mozart 2006 TV Series documentary musician - 4 episodes
Antonio Vivaldi: The Four Seasons 1987 Video musician

Actress

Actress

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Riccardo Muti and Anne-Sophie Mutter Perform Tschaikovsky and Brahms 2015 TV Movie Violinist

Self

Self

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Anne-Sophie Mutter live im Club 2015 Herself
¡Atención obras! 2014 TV Series Herself
Wege Durchs Labyrinth - Der Komponist Krzysztof Penderecki 2013 Documentary
Die Harald Schmidt Show 2011-2013 TV Series Herself
Charlie Rose 1998-2013 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
Karajan - Das zweite Leben 2012 TV Movie documentary Herself
Great Performances 2007-2012 TV Series Herself - Soloist / Herself
Wiem, skad jestem 2011 Documentary Herself
Late Show with David Letterman 2011 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
Beckmann 2005-2009 TV Series Herself
Harald Schmidt 2006-2009 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
Deutschland, deine Künstler 2009 TV Series documentary Herself
Nachtlinie 2009 TV Series Herself
André Previn: All the Right Notes 2009 TV Movie documentary Herself
Anne-Sophie Mutter & Mendelssohn 2009 TV Movie Herself - Violin
Anne-Sophie Mutter: Encounters with Mendelssohn 2009 Video documentary short Herself
III nach neun 2008 TV Series Herself
Gero von Boehm begegnet... 2008 TV Series documentary Herself
Anne-Sophie Mutter - Dynamik eines Welterfolgs 2008 TV Movie documentary Herself
Giganten 2007 TV Series Herself
Anne-Sophie Mutter: Mein Mozart 2006 TV Series documentary Herself
The Salzburg Festival 2006 Video documentary Herself
Wetten, dass..? 2005 TV Series Herself
Maischberger 2003 TV Series Herself
Viva 2003 TV Series Herself
Anne-Sophie Mutter: A Life with Beethoven 1999 Video documentary Herself - Violinist
Herbert von Karajan 1908-1989 1999 TV Movie documentary Herself - Violinist
Avisa'ns quan arribi el 2000 1998 TV Series Herself
Antonio Vivaldi: The Four Seasons 1987 Video Herself - Violinist
Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Concerto 1983 TV Movie documentary Herself - Violinist
Philharmonische Revue - Ausschnitte der Veranstaltung des Berliner Philharmonischen Orchesters zu seinem 100-jährigen Bestehen 1982 1982 TV Movie Herself - Musician

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Archive Footage

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Herr Schmidt wird 50, will aber nicht feiern 2007 TV Movie documentary Herself

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