Brahms: Double Concerto, Mutter/Ferrandez

Brahms: Double Concerto, Mutter/Ferrandez

$16.99

Discs: 1
Record Label: Sony
Release Date: November 4, 2022

An aristocrat of the string world is united with one of its most exciting newcomers for this major new concerto release on Sony Classical. This inaugural joint album by Anne-Sophie Mutter and Pablo Ferrández — a musical team for many years, united by friendship, inspiration and mentorship combines one of the well-loved concertos for strings with a sublime work from one of the leading ladies of classical music.

The first work, Brahms’ Double Concerto, is performed with the Czech Philharmonic and conductor Manfred Honeck. The Concerto is a chamber work with symphonic impact: a piece built on confrontation at whose heart lies the most beautiful expression of love from musicians entwined in an embrace. The second is Clara Schumann’s Piano Trio with pianist, long-term collaborator and friend Lambert Orkis, which is the first recording of this piece by a major artist.

For Anne-Sophie Mutter diversity played an important role in the repertoire selection to also highlight a female composer neglected by music history. Clara Schumann’s Piano Trio of 1846 is one of her finest works — a piece full of turbulence, complexity and deep longing that brought Anne-Sophie Mutter and Lambert Orkis to unprecedented depths of musical conversation. According to Mutter, Brahms and Clara Schumann go hand in hand. “Both adored each other artistically and Johannes Brahms often asked her advice.” Their human and artistic relationship tied them together and inspired them.

Anne-Sophie Mutter discovered the Spanish cellist’s extraordinary talent early on. Described by her as “someone truly special,” the star violinist invited him in 2018 into her foundation and circle of Mutter’s Virtuosi, young talents she supports and tours with. Since then, Pablo Ferrández has made himself a name on his own, developed into a sought-after, award-winning soloist home at the world’s most prestigious concert halls.

Contents:

Brahms Concerto for Violin and Cello in A Minor, Op. 102 (Double)
Anne-Sophie Mutter violin
Pablo Ferrández cello
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Manfred Honeck conductor
January 2022, Prague

Clara Schumann Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 17
Anne-Sophie Mutter violin
Pablo Ferrández cello
Lambert Orkis piano
September 2021

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