Four-time Grammy Award-winner Anne-Sophie Mutter is one of the leading international artists in the world’s major concert halls, serving not only as soloist, but as a visionary in supporting composers and mentoring young string players. Her career as a violin virtuoso and musical phenomenon spans more than 40 years, and began with her debuts in recital at the 1976 Lucerne Festival and as a soloist with the Berlin Philharmonic and Herbert von Karajan at the 1977 Salzburg Whitsun Concert. Ms. Mutter has been awarded the 2017 ‘Crystal Award’ by the World Economic Forum for her services to music education and young artists, and is also the proud holder of the Siemens Music Prize, the German Grand Order of Merit, the French Medal of the Legion of Honour, the Bavarian Order of Merit, the Decoration of Honour for Services to the Republic of Austria, and numerous other honors. Ms. Mutter was also recently named a 2019 laureate of the Polar Music Prize.
The sensation that is Chamber Orchestra Vienna-Berlin emerged from Sir Simon Rattle’s dream for his 50th Birthday Celebration: to unite both orchestras—the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestras, who stand as two fundamental pillars of orchestral excellence—on one stage for the first time. This concert of epic proportions uncovered a mutual ambition and ability to combine chamber-music-like delicacy with symphonic force. The ensemble, which represents the essence of both orchestras by putting forth their most renowned musicians, looks to create a unique creative exchange where refinement of technique, enormous flexibility, and specific beauty of sound result in exciting experiences for musicians and audiences alike.
Die Wanderausstellung des Deutschen Exilarchivs 1933-1945 präsentiert Schriften und persönliche Papiere von deutschsprachigen Exilanten aus der NS-Diktatur.
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