Wednesday, July 27, 2016
We understand that Stefana Atlas, one of a batch of IMG bosses who left the company in a 2014 bloodletting, is getting ready to move her desk and her artists into arch-rival CAMI. Stefana, who worked as Kurt Masur’s assistant for many years, knows the business inside out. She represents a small group of mostly young artists, led by the fast-rising Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, new music director at Birmingham’s CBSO. The deal is that she gets to pool resources with the veteran Doug Sheldon, senior Vice President & Managing Director at CAMI and one of the last people in that edifice with frontline artist credibility. This is a very good fit for Stefana and for Doug, who is Anne-Sophie Mutter’s main agent. It leaves IMG looking dumb (but they’re maybe used to that).
I would attend this concert without hesitation, and feel free to invite me to come along, even though I live in the San Francisco area. (Ha, ha) Venue: Culture and Congress Centre: Concert Hall, Lucerne, 6005, Switzerland Date: Thursday 25 August 2016 at 19:30 Performers: Anne-Sophie Mutter violin Lambert Orkis piano Program: Sebastian Currier (*1959) Clockwork for Violin and Piano Wolfgang Amadé Mozart (1756–1791) Violin Sonata in B-flat major, K. 454 Ottorino Respighi (1879–1936) Violin Sonata in B minor Camille Saint-Saëns (1835–1921) Introduction et Rondo capriccioso, Op 28 It’s hard to believe that Anne-Sophie Mutter is celebrating the 40th anniversary of her debut at LUCERNE FESTIVAL. Enjoy the concert!
The word has been out on Swedish violinist Daniel Lozakovich ever since his Moscow concerto debut six years ago, at the age of nine. Now, 15, he signed today to DG to record the Beethoven concerto. They think he’s the next Anne-Sophie Mutter.
A $12 million lawsuit has come before the Manhattan court, alleging that the top-selling violinist David Garrett forced his former girlfriend, a porn star, to endure rough sex. He also allegedly required her to drink his urine. The actress Ashley Youdan (also known as Kendall Karson ) says he left her with broken ribs. Sordid details here in the New York Post. Garrett’s lawyers contest the claims. Youdan’s lawyers say they have audio and photographs. David Garrett, 35, is immensely popular in Germany and central Europe. His recording of the Beethoven concerto has outsold Anne-Sophie Mutter and all other recent performances.
For New Year’s Eve 2015, the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Sir Simon Rattle featured music by French composers. The soloist was violinist Anne – Sophie Mutter, who played selections by Ravel and Saint Saens. Listeners get to hear Ms. Mutter perform Saint Saens’ Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, and “Tsigane” by Maurice Ravel. Here is Ms. Mutter in the work by Saint Saens, in an arrangement for violin and piano, rather than orchestral accompaniment: