Rattle Rings in the New Year with Anne-Sophie Mutter

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Anne-Sophie Mutter Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter joins the Berlin Philharmonic. (© Harald Hoffmann / DG, Deutsche Grammophon)

Terrence McKnight hosts the first episode of an exclusive 12-part series, The Berlin Philharmonic in Concert, featuring live recordings of performances from their concert hall.

The two-hour program kicks off with selections from the ensemble's New Year's Eve concert, a mostly French-themed affair of orchestral works from operas and ballets. Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter joined the philharmonic led by music director Simon Rattle.

The second half of the program features Rattle conducting the orchestra in a masterpiece of the symphonic repertoire, Mozart's Jupiter Symphony.

Program Playlist:

Chabrier: Overture to L'Étoile

Saint-Saëns: Introduction et Rondo capriccioso for violin and orchestra in A minor
Anne-Sophie Mutter, Violin

Massenet: Pieces for orchestra from Le Cid

Poulenc: Les Biches, Ballet Suite

Ravel: La Valse

Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 1 in G minor

Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C major

(Selection recorded on Dec. 31, 2015 and Aug. 23, 2013)

The Berlin Philharmonic is offering WQXR listeners a two-day pass to its Digital Concert Hall by using the code "WQXR." Berlin Philharmonic recordings are available for sale on iTunes.


Comments [1]

DG from South Orange, NJ

Why was this New Year's Eve concert by the Berliners edited? Mutter's performance of Ravel's Tzigane was cut. That said, this makes for a great QXR series.

Mar. 24 2016 06:12 AM

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