Beautiful red dress, a full house and exquisite music were the hallmarks of Annne Sophie Mutter's second visit to the Sydney Opera House and her fabulous performance of three Mozart Violin Concerti. Her elegance and the silkiness of her playing as well as her conducting of the smallish ensemble of 28 musicians made it for an exceptional performance and a most memorable and enjoyable evening. She graced us with two encores, one with the orchestra, and a final solo which commanded a complete silence of the House, a rare treat! Not a cough in sight nor in sound. We were sitting a bit too far away though to enjoy all the intricacies of her playing but had the unexpected advantage to force our attention.
After such an amazing performance, Anne Sophie Mutter was gracious enough to sign a god 400 to 500 CDS and DVDs that Universal Music Australia was selling on the spot. And guess what? I did get a copy of her first ever recording in a stunning rendition on CD by Deutsche Grammophon, a treat!
Born in France, well travelled, relocated to Sydney in 1997.