Mozart: Complete Violin Sonatas
Released: Sep 2006
Label: Deutsche Grammophon (DG)
The third and final installment of Mutter's "Mozart Project" finds her tackling Mozart's violin sonatas with verve. With superb accompanist Lambert Orkis, Mutter shows just how the composer pushed the violin from its subservient role and into the spotlight as a solo instrument. It also leaves her little room for flubs. As she said of recording small ensemble Mozart, "Tchaikovsky's description of Mozart's music as 'angelic' is exact. Mozart's music is like an X-ray of your soul - it shows what is there, and what isn't!" If Mozart controls the pearly gates, she's got no worries.