As Jay says, Anne-Sophie Mutter is not just one of the great violinists of our time, she is one of the great musicians of our time. She is also a fascinating – fascinating – interviewee. Smart as a whip, for one thing. From the Salzburg Festival, she and Jay talk about a number of things, including a number of personalities: André Previn (to whom she was married), Herbert von Karajan (who launched her career), John Williams (the famed movie composer, with whom she has made a new album), and more. She ends with a sweet, moving tribute to her man – and the universe’s man – Bach.

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There are 3 comments.

  1. colleenb Member

    Delightful interview with a delightful woman.

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    • August 20, 2019, at 10:27 AM PDT
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  2. Daniel Sterman Listener

    A wonderful and beautiful conversation – and with much improved recording quality.

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    • August 22, 2019, at 1:55 PM PDT
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  3. Charlotte Member

    I enjoyed this interview but came away with two questions:

    1. Why in the world would anyone sign up to be a man’s fifth wife?

    2. I get that this was a mostly light-hearted conversation and Jay was being gracious. I do wish that when Sophie said something about not wanting to be American because of Trump, though, that Jay could have said, “America is so much more than its President” or words to that effect. Why do foreigners (and many Yanks as well) just automatically equate America with Donald Trump? It’s very frustrating that so few people push back against this idea.

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    • August 22, 2019, at 3:21 PM PDT
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