Has anyone else noticed how in recent years Anne Sophie Mutter's playing has become very mannered and gimmicky? I think the rot set in with the Beethoven Sonatas. Very quirky. For example suddenly switching off vibrato for long stretches.Not to mention tempo changes!!Yesterday heard her playing one of the beautiful Brahms Hungarian Dances. Absolutely ruined it with nasty slow slides and"hiccups" in the tempo.This was for me the last straw!!She used to be one of my favourites.
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