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Reviews zu Anne-Sophie Mutters DG-CD „In tempus praesens“ von Gubaidulina

Das im Sommer 2007 im Rahmen des Lucerne Festival von Anne-Sophie Mutter uraufgeführte zweite Violinkonzert „In tempus praesens“ ist nun auch bei der Deutschen Grammophon in einer CD-Ersteinspielung erschienen (DG 477 7948). Die Veröffentlichung hat ein internationales Medienecho hervorgerufen. Hier einige Stimmen:

In der britischen TIMES schreibt Geoff Brown:

“When Anne-Sophie Mutter plays, you listen. With a violinist so sturdy in tone, intense in emotion, and steely in technique, there’s actually no choice. The main meal is Sofia Gubaidulina’s recent violin concerto In tempus praesens (‘In the Present Time’), written especially for Mutter and heard at the Barbican last year. As interesting and febrile as her classical playing is, it’s great to have the violinist back championing the new, especially a work as impressive as this.

Mutter is a wizard at being mercurial, and her quick changes during the music’s half-hour arc are breathtakingly dextrous. So is her dialogue with the orchestra. Bumblebee buzzings, rushing arpeggios, twinkling stars, the growlings of hell: the range of textures and emotions seems infinite, and they’re charted and layered with a communicative power found in few of Gubaidulina’s other recent works. “

Peter Quinn schreibt im “International Record Review”:

„The work displays many of the traits typical of Gubaiudlinas Mature style. At the heart of the composer’s aesthetic lies the creative tension generated by the clash of opposing forces and the attempt to reconcile those forces, a tension which is made clear at the very outset of the concerto. (…) The central importance of religious expression and its wealth of potential symolism also play their part in the work – the soloist’s upper register representing heaven (happily for Mutter, whose playing in the upper register is a thing of wonder), trombones, tuba and contrabassoon represnenting the bowels of hell.”