Tanglewood Music Festival 2021: John Williams & Anne-Sophie Mutter
Concert

Tanglewood Music Festival 2021: John Williams & Anne-Sophie Mutter

World Premiere

Performance date: 24/07/2021
89 Min

More than 45 years after composing his first, film music legend John Williams presents his Second Violin Concerto. Written for his good friend superstar violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, the concerto was composed as part of a collaborative process between the two and highlights Mutter's affinity for jazz. Ambitious in scope, this important new addition to the violin repertoire was premiered in this concert at the Tanglewood Festival, with Mutter as soloist and Williams conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Completing the programme are works by American composer-violinist Jessie Montgomery, Aaron Copland, and the 1919 Suite from Stravinsky's ballet The Firebird, conducted by the orchestra's music director Andris Nelsons.

Soloists
Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin), Thomas Rolfs (Trumpet), Robert Sheena (English Horn)
Ensemble
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Conductors
John Williams, Andris Nelsons
1
Jessie Montgomery
Starburst
    04:31
    2
    John Williams
    Violin Concerto No. 2
    • Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
    • John Williams (Conductor)
    37:59
    3
    John Williams
    Across The Stars (Love Theme)
    • Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
    • John Williams (Conductor)
    07:33
    4
    Aaron Copland
    Quiet City for Cor Anglais, Trumpet and Strings
    • Robert Sheena (English Horn)
    • Thomas Rolfs (Trumpet)
    • Andris Nelsons (Conductor)
    11:48
    5
    Igor Stravinsky
    Suite from L'oiseau de feu (1919)
    • Andris Nelsons (Conductor)
    26:23