Anne-Sophie Mutter, Omnivore

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter is an omnivore: She plays everything from Vivaldi and Beethoven to recent works by Gubaidulina and Currier, allied to an Old World pedigree, top-end technique and sleek, unapologetic glamour. This season Mutter is stretching out further. As the New York Philharmonic's artist in residence, she is performing with orchestra members on 13 occasions as both soloist and/or conductor. In November she was named Musician of the Year by Musical America, the industry publication.

Mutter recently stopped by the WQXR studios to talk with Naomi Lewin about her favorite recordings, a new award that she's giving out in honor of her teacher, and wearing "shoulder-free dresses."


Her favorite recordings and a love of jazz:

Establishing the first Aida Stucki Award, named in honor of her teacher:

The challenges of contemporary music, for musician and audience:

The "packaging" of female soloists and taking on new roles as a violinist:

Stay tuned to WQXR for more with Anne-Sophie Mutter: She'll share her top five recordings of all time.

With production support from Brian Wise and Matt Abramovitz


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Comments [5]

JP Marchetti from New Jersey

Anne-Sophie is by far my favorite violinist. She gives all her sensitivity, heart and beauty in her playing. She's the greatest.

Apr. 06 2011 09:23 AM

She is the world's greatest violinist and arguably, greatest string player. Her sound and interpretation are immediately recognizable. It would be great to get her, if not in person, then by video, into the NYC public schools to encourage music education which is sorely lacking. Unfortunately, the NYC Dept of Ed has other priorities.

Apr. 04 2011 12:08 PM
Erica Miner from CA

She is 'the top' as far as I'm concerned. Compelling, intelligent playing, and no end to her talents.

Apr. 02 2011 03:52 PM
eddy jacobsen from london

She is the very reason why I learned the violin as an adult.

Apr. 01 2011 04:55 PM
Rochelle Castellano

I saw her today at Lincoln Center!!!!!!!!!!

Mar. 31 2011 05:13 PM

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