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Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter likes to listen to both jazz and classics when she's home with the kids.
Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter launched her career at age 13, with help from legendary conductor Herbert von Karajan. Unlike many prodigies, Mutter developed into one of classical music's most thoughtful, vibrant virtuosos. Her love of contemporary music has inspired works written especially for her by Witold Lutoslawski, Krzysztof Penderecki, Andre Previn and others. Mutter's devotion to Mozart resulted in recordings of her performing all of Mozart's works for violin. Her latest CD pairs J.S. Bach with a brand-new concerto, written for her by Sofia Gubaidulina. When she's not in the recording studio or out on the road, here's what Mutter enjoys listening to.