Anne-Sophie Mutter Berg & Rihm 180g LP
Anne-Sophie Mutter Berg & Rihm 180g LP
Genre: Classical
Label: Clearaudio
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"

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Anne-Sophie Mutter Berg & Rihm 180g LP

Anne-Sophie Mutter

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SKU:
CLELP479351
UPC:
028947903512
180 Gram Vinyl! Sensitive, Sensuous, Soulful & Soul-Baring!

Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter is here at her commanding, warm-toned best! Sensitive, sensuous, soulful and soul-baring, ravishing and ravaged, the music enters your living-room with a vividness you may find overpowering. Mutter and Deutsche Grammophon's commitment to new repertoire is in itself cause for celebration. Mutter performs with conductor James Levine and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Berg's concerto offers a rich and highly personal blend of diverse musical features and autobiographical allusions. It is dedicated "to the memory of an angel" - Manon Gropius, who died at the age of 18 in April 1935. Several weeks before that tragic event Berg had been commissioned to write a concerto by the American violinist Louis Krasner. But it was the death of Manon, the daughter of Berg's friends Walter Gropius and Alma Mahler Gropius, that impelled him to compose the work, tearing him away from the orchestration of Lulu. As a result, the opera would remain incomplete.

Berg rejected the traditional, quasi-symphonic three-movement scheme favoured by 19th century concerto composers in favour of two subdivided parts, the first progressing from a gentle Andante to a more dance-like but still reflective Allegretto, the second balancing a turbulent Allegro which is an extended accompanied cadenza against a set of variations on the chorale which veers constantly between the spiritual and the sensual, between mourning and longing. Near the end, the markings "religioso" and "amoroso" occur simultaneously in different instrumental parts, and this sums up the extraordinary ambibalence as well as the disturbing emotional power of this remarkable work.

"In a 'chanted time' I find the unalterable forward movement of time and the absurd commentary of one who, while living in tiem, wants to make it satnad still, enclose it within the moment, lock it in the moment as if in the living rock - but as movement, energy, breathless but not rigid in death (Artaud's idea of betyl, the singing rock, or a simile that makes sense even musicologically: melos = nerves...). This calls for a medium with the virtuosic skill to make nerves and strands of thought audible, make them stand out from the immaterial configuration as palpable, sensual shapes." - Wolfgang Rihm

Features:
• 180g Vinyl
• Made in Germany

Musicians:
Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
James Levine, conductor

Selections:
Side 1:
Alban Berg (1885 - 1935)
Violin Concerto

1. Andante - Allegro
2. Allegro - Adagio
Side 2:
Wolfgang Rihm (1952 - )
Time Chant (Gesungene Zeit)

3. Anfang/Beginning/Debut/Inizio
4. Takt/Bar/Mesure/Battuta 179
Description
180 Gram Vinyl! Sensitive, Sensuous, Soulful & Soul-Baring!

Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter is here at her commanding, warm-toned best! Sensitive, sensuous, soulful and soul-baring, ravishing and ravaged, the music enters your living-room with a vividness you may find overpowering. Mutter and Deutsche Grammophon's commitment to new repertoire is in itself cause for celebration. Mutter performs with conductor James Levine and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Berg's concerto offers a rich and highly personal blend of diverse musical features and autobiographical allusions. It is dedicated "to the memory of an angel" - Manon Gropius, who died at the age of 18 in April 1935. Several weeks before that tragic event Berg had been commissioned to write a concerto by the American violinist Louis Krasner. But it was the death of Manon, the daughter of Berg's friends Walter Gropius and Alma Mahler Gropius, that impelled him to compose the work, tearing him away from the orchestration of Lulu. As a result, the opera would remain incomplete.

Berg rejected the traditional, quasi-symphonic three-movement scheme favoured by 19th century concerto composers in favour of two subdivided parts, the first progressing from a gentle Andante to a more dance-like but still reflective Allegretto, the second balancing a turbulent Allegro which is an extended accompanied cadenza against a set of variations on the chorale which veers constantly between the spiritual and the sensual, between mourning and longing. Near the end, the markings "religioso" and "amoroso" occur simultaneously in different instrumental parts, and this sums up the extraordinary ambibalence as well as the disturbing emotional power of this remarkable work.

"In a 'chanted time' I find the unalterable forward movement of time and the absurd commentary of one who, while living in tiem, wants to make it satnad still, enclose it within the moment, lock it in the moment as if in the living rock - but as movement, energy, breathless but not rigid in death (Artaud's idea of betyl, the singing rock, or a simile that makes sense even musicologically: melos = nerves...). This calls for a medium with the virtuosic skill to make nerves and strands of thought audible, make them stand out from the immaterial configuration as palpable, sensual shapes." - Wolfgang Rihm

Features:
• 180g Vinyl
• Made in Germany

Musicians:
Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
James Levine, conductor

Selections:
Side 1:
Alban Berg (1885 - 1935)
Violin Concerto

1. Andante - Allegro
2. Allegro - Adagio
Side 2:
Wolfgang Rihm (1952 - )
Time Chant (Gesungene Zeit)

3. Anfang/Beginning/Debut/Inizio
4. Takt/Bar/Mesure/Battuta 179
Genre
Classical
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
1.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Artist
Anne-Sophie Mutter
Title
Violin Concerto & Time Chant
Composer
Alban Berg & Wolfgang Rihm
Additional Artists
James Levine, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Record Weight
180G
Record Speed
33RPM
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
ISBN
Creation Date
Release Date
10-08-2012
ASSOC
R
Scratch & Dent
0
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