A remarkable violinist, Anne-Sophie Mutter was Herbert von Karajan's protege who grew into her own as she gracefully transitioned to a highly regarded concert performer. This page has been created to highlight her most memorable recordings done with and without her mentor.
The only misgiving I harbor as regards Ms. Mutter is her lack of courage soon after the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center attacks, during which she cancelled all appearances in the US except for an evening at Carnegie Hall in the fall. In her Kennedy Center, Washington DC concert, it was only thanks to Joshua Bell's last-minute substitution that ticketholders got to experience a delightful evening at the concert hall. It would have increased my esteem of Ms. Mutter if she showed a bit more spunk then, and the dangers in her concertizing were most likely to have been exaggerated in her mind. Ah well. We shall see if her audience shows up the next time she tours the USA.
Below are a few personal opinions on some of Ms. Mutter's recordings. More will be added to the list in future. Please click on the photo, underlined title or the word "HERE" for each selection to go to the review (which opens on a new page). Any Comments, of course, are very welcome (via email for the moment). Thanks!