Berliner Philharmoniker – Anne-Sophie Mutter plays Dvorak’s Violin Concerto 2013 1080p WEB-DL AAC2.0 H.264-CHDWEB

To this day, guest appearances by Anne-Sophie Mutter with the Berliner Philharmoniker are an event. After all, there is no other musician of our time whose career has been more closely linked with the orchestra. In early February 2013, the violinist performed Dvořák’s Violin Concerto at the Philharmonie.

It was a sensation when the just 13-year-old Anne-Sophie Mutter performed Mozart’s G major Concerto at the Salzburg Whitsun Festival under the direction of Herbert von Karajan in 1977. “She played gorgeously, and above all, not at all like a child prodigy,” raved the reviewer in Die Welt. This described concisely the phenomenon that was Mutter: a musician, whose youthful appearance contrasted with incredible technique and artistic maturity. And then there was, and of course still is, her tone which reveals itself in this Dvořák performance: velvety and rich while still fresh and flexible, unspeakably beautiful but never aiming for superficial gloss.

In the second part of the concert, all attention is on the man at the conductor’s desk: Manfred Honeck, music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, who made his debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker in this concert. He presents one of the most powerful and diverse compositions of the 20th century: Witold Lutosławski’s Concerto for Orchestra.

09 Feb 2013



Antonín Dvořák
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in A minor, op. 53 (37 min.)
Anne-Sophie Mutter Violin

Witold Lutosławski
Concerto for orchestra (34 min.)

Manfred Honeck in conversation with Stephan Koncz (19 min.)