Born 1964; married Detlef Wunderlich, 1989; two children, daughter named Arabella. Addresses: Addresses:Record company-Deutsche Grammophon/Polygram, 825 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10019, Phone: (212) 333-8000.
German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter's trademark qualities were described by Anthony Tommasini in the New York Times as, "rich yet focused (in) tone, striking varieties of sound, articulate yet supple rhythmic play.... Her increasing work in recent years with living composers has brought a new kind of intellectual energy to her playing." Mutter performed magnificently throughout a "Beethoven: Face to Face" world tour in 1998, performing and simultaneously recording for Deutsche Grammophon all ten of Beethoven's violin sonatas. Mutter is lauded for her imaginative and accomplished playing, but she is also noted for her sophisticated beauty. Tommasini wrote, "Special lighting onstage drew attention to Ms. Mutter's glamour. In her sleek, shoulderless gown, with her auburn hair pulled back, she could have turned heads on Oscar night. But, as usual, it took just a few phrases for Ms. Mutter to establish that she is a thoughtful, dedicated artist." James R. Oestreich wrote in the New York Times, "The more Ms. Mutter trades on a glamorous image, it seems, the more surely she is recognized for her essential seriousness as an artist and a person."
Mutter was born in 1964 and spent her teen years and early 20s as a prot
by B. Kimberly Taylor
Anne-Sophie Mutter's Career
Spent her teen years and early 20s as a protegee of famed conductor Herbert von Karajan; began recording with Karajan, 1978; released more than 22 recordings since then; collaborated with American pianist Lambert Orkis, 1988; performed the "Beethoven: Face to Face" world tour with Orkis,1998; simultaneously recorded world tour for Deutsche Grammophon; winner of three Grammy Awards: 1993, 1998, 1999.
- Selected discography
- with von Karajan
- Mozart, Berliner Philharmoniker-Karajan , Deutsche Grammophon, 1978.
- Beethoven, Berliner Philharmoniker-Karajan , Deutsche Grammophon, 1980.
- Mendelssohn and Bruch, Berliner Philharmoniker-Karajan , Deutsche Grammophon, 1981.
- Brahms, Berliner Philharmoniker-Karajan , Deutsche Grammophon, 1982/1983. Mozart
- Vivaldi: The Four Seasons , Wiener Philharmoniker-Karajan, EMI, 1984.
- Tschaikowsky, Wiener Philharmoniker-Karajan , Deutsche Grammophon, 1988.
- Romance, Berliner Philharmoniker-Wiener Philharmoniker-Karajan , Deutsche Grammophon, 1995.
- Masters, Berliner Philharmoniker-Karajan , Deutsche Grammophon, remastered older recordings from 1981 and 1982, release date unknown.
- with Others
- Philharmonia Orchestra-Muti , EMI, 1982.
- Brahms: The 3 violin Sonatas , EMI, 1983.
- Bach: Violin Concert (with English Chamber Orchestra-Accardo) , EMI, 1983.
- Lalo and Sarasate Orchestre National de France-Ozawa , EMI, 1985.
- Strawinsky and Lutoslawski , Deutsche Grammophon, 1988.
- Prokofiev (National Symphony Orchestra-Rostropovitch), Erato, 1989.
- Prokofieff/Glasunow/Chedrin (with National Symphony Orchestra-Rostropovitch), Erato, 1989.
- Beethoven: Die Streichtrios (The String Trios) , Deutsche Grammophon, 1989.
- Academy of St. Martin in the Fields-Marriner , EMI, 1991.
- Bartok and Moret Boston (with Symphony Orchestra-Ozaw)a, Deutsche Grammophon, 1991.
- Berg and Rihm (Grammy winner, with Chicago Symphony Orchestra-Levine), Deutsche Grammophon, 1993.
- The Berlin Recital, Anne-Sophie Mutter and Lambert Orkis, piano , Deutsche Grammophon, 1993.
- Carmen-Fantasie (with Wiener Philharmoniker-Levine), Deutsche Grammophon, 1993.
- Sibelius (Staatskapelle Dresden-Previn), Deutsche Grammophon, 1995.
- Penderecki: Violin Concerto No. 2 "Metamorphosen" (Grammy winner, with Krzysztof Penderecki, conductor), Deutsche Grammophon, 1998.
- Beethoven: The Violin Sonatas (Nos. 1-3, Op. 12; Nos. 1-3, Op. 30; "Spring" Sonata ...) " (Grammy winner, with Lambert Orkis on piano), Deutsche Grammophon, 1999.
February 13, 2005: Mutter won the Grammy Award for best instrumental soloist performance with orchestra for Previn: Violin Concerto "Anne-Sophie"/Bernstein: Serenade. Source: Grammys.com, www.grammys.com/awards/grammy/47winners, February 14, 2005.
- Boston Herald, January 11, 2002.
- Daily Telegraph (London), November 14, 2001.
- New Criterion, February 2000.
- New York Times, April 12, 1998; April 16, 1998; April 24, 1998 .
- Observer (London), December 9, 2001.
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