Anne-Sophie Mutter The Club Album: Live From Yellow Lounge on 180g 2LP + Download
Virtuoso violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter created a sensation at Berlin's Neue Heimat venue when she recreated the impact of her legendary 2013 Yellow Lounge appearance, attracting one of the biggest crowds in the history of Deutsche Grammophon's ground-breaking "classical-goes-clubbing" series. Now she's pushing the electric atmosphere to the limit with the first-ever Yellow Lounge recording.
"Yellow Lounge is a unique concept," said Mutter. "It brings the world's greatest music to an audience that might not otherwise get to hear it, in intimate settings that really bring performers and listeners close together."
On stage with Mutter were her longtime accompanist Lambert Orkis, the Mutter Virtuosi – the hand-picked ensemble of young alumni of the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation – and harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani. The program spanned three centuries of classical music – from Johann Sebastian Bach and Antonio Vivaldi to George Gershwin and John Williams – and was conceived by the violinist exclusively for these two live events and accompanying album.
Yellow Lounge fuses the classical world and club culture, combining performances from stars of the former with cutting-edge DJ and VJ sets in urban spaces. On turntables this time were DJs Clé and Canisius, who've worked numerous Yellow Lounges, as has world-renowned VJ Philipp Geist, who was responsible for the stunning visuals.
Since its launch in Berlin's techno clubs over a decade ago, Yellow Lounge has extended its reach across the world, but last night it came back to its birthplace, and to one of the city's latest venues, Neue Heimat – an old railway station turned into a hip urban space for street food, live gigs and other special events.
Anne-Sophie Mutter's Yellow Lounge concerts offered a sense of freedom and connection with the audience, and the release of The Club Album: Live from the Yellow Lounge will certainly convey all the thrills of this memorable live appearance to music-lovers worldwide!