Earlier this year, violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter gave a sensational performance at Berlin’s Neue Heimat club, recreating the impact of her legendary 2013 Yellow Lounge appearance, when she attracted one of the biggest crowds in the history of Deutsche Grammophon’s “classical-goes-clubbing” series. Now she’s taking the electric atmosphere further by making the first-ever live Yellow Lounge recording Anne-Sophie Mutter, the Club Album, Live from the Yellow Lounge.
“Yellow Lounge is a unique concept,” said Mutter after her first performance. “It introduces young people to great music, in intimate settings that really bring performers and listeners close together.”
The event lived up to the Yellow Lounge style of a relaxed and unorthodox crowd for classical music, and a deeply intense, up-close-and-personal listening experience.
On stage with Mutter were her longtime accompanist Lambert Orkis, the Mutter Virtuosi – a hand-picked ensemble of young alumni of the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation – and star harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani who has also made a solo debut album with Deutsche Grammophon.The programme spanned three centuries of classical music – from Bach and Vivaldi to Gershwin and John Williams – and was conceived by the violinist exclusively for this Yellow Lounge event and the accompanying album.
The album, released on September 4th, coincides with Mutter’s tour to Sydney to perform the music of Dvořák with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra t the Sydney Opera House on September 23, 25 and 26.
On the CD:
Vivaldi: Presto [The Four Seasons – Concerto In G Minor, RV 315, “The Summer”]
Gershwin: 1. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso [Three Preludes]/ 2. Andante con moto e poco rubato [Three Preludes]/ 3. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso [Three Preludes]
J.S. Bach: Allegro [Double Concerto For 2 Violins, Strings, And Continuo In D Minor, BWV 1043]
Tchaikovsky: Mélodie [Souvenir d’un lieu cher, Op. 42]
Vivaldi: Allegro non molto [The Four Seasons – Concerto In F Minor, RV 297, “The Winter”]
J.S. Bach: Vivace [Double Concerto For 2 Violins, Strings, And Continuo In D Minor, BWV 1043]
Brahms: Hungarian Dance No.1 In G Minor, WoO 1
Debussy: Golliwogg’s Cakewalk [Children’s Corner, L. 113]
Saint-Saëns: Introduction et Rondo capriccioso, Op. 28
Debussy: Clair de lune [Suite bergamasque, L. 75]
Copland: 4. Hoe-Down [Rodeo]
J.S. Bach/Gounod: Ave Maria
Benjamin: Jamaican Rumba
Williams: Theme [Schindler’s List – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]