Anne-Sophie Mutter: Encounters with Mendelssohn

The Mendelssohn Project

The great violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter pays tribute to Felix Mendelssohn.

One of the world's foremost violinists, Anne-Sophie Mutter is a musical celebrity known even by countless people who rarely listen to classical music. The artist and teacher, who promotes young musicians and commissions new works from contemporary composers, made her spectacular breakthrough under Herbert von Karajan at the 1977 Salzburg Easter Festival. She has since concertized at every major venue throughout the world.

In 2008 she was awarded not only the prestigious Ernst von Siemens Music Award, but also the Mendelssohn Award. The award ceremony in March 2008 was crowned by a gala concert at Leipzig's Gewandhaus with the Gawandhaus Orchestra under Kurt Masur, at which Mutter performed Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64.

The movie director Günter Atteln produced the documentary Anne-Sophie Mutter – Encounters with Mendelssohn, in which the artist discusses her affinity to the composer Felix Mendelssohn.

Picture © Harald Hoffmann/Deutsche Grammophon.

Anne-Sophie Mutter violin


Lynn Harrell cello
André Previn piano


Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Kurt Masur conductor

Movie director : Günter Atteln
Playlist : The Great Violinists

Duration : 18 min
Production date : 2008
Available version(s) : DE ST EN



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