Introduction

Live from the Yellow Lounge

by Anne-Sophie Mutter | May 08, 2015

Welcome to my blog about my two Yellow Lounges in Berlin at the Neue Heimat on May 7 & 8, 2015.

What you see here is what I and my team have been posting live through the four days of preparation and performances together.

We've been having incredible fun. Special thanks to my wonderful Virtuosi, Lambert Orkis and of course to the incredible Mahan Esfahani, who joined us on the harpsichord.

Preparation & Set up

Preparation & Set Up

by Anne-Sophie Mutter | May 08, 2015

A day of preparation!

While Bonney, Lambert and I were going through the music for the performances, the production team started the build-in of the stage at the venue.

  • Setting up the stage

    The whole day's work in just 40 seconds! May 06, 2015
  • Bonney checking I've got the right music!

    May 06, 2015
  • Lambert and myself immersed in music!

    May 06, 2015

Rehearsals

My Virtuosi

by Anne-Sophie Mutter | May 08, 2015

Here are my wonderful Virtuosi warming up. I'm so happy to do this musical adventure with them.

By the way, you can also see the fabulous harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani in the video. What a treat to have him join us!

  • A video of my virtuosi warming up

    May 06, 2015
  • A still of them this time.

    May 06, 2015
  • And another ...

    May 06, 2015
  • ... and another!

    May 06, 2015
  • One final wide-angle to finish up.

    May 06, 2015

Rehearsals

New perspectives!

by Anne-Sophie Mutter | May 08, 2015

The Yellow Lounge is all about new perspectives. So I tried out this camera and this fun video was the result.

Don't get dizzy!

  • Here's the video.

    May 07, 2015
  • How I looked!

    May 07, 2015
  • And here's a wide-angle.

    May 07, 2015

Rehearsals

Dress Rehearsal

by Anne-Sophie Mutter | May 07, 2015

The dress rehearsal - just a few hours before we went on stage.

1st Yellow Lounge

Backstage

by Anne-Sophie Mutter | May 07, 2015

Here we go! Altogether before we went on stage yesterday...

1st Yellow Lounge

1st Night!

by Anne-Sophie Mutter | May 08, 2015

And this is how it looked!



(Photos: © Stefan Höderath / DG)

  • May 07, 2015
  • May 07, 2015
  • May 07, 2015

2nd Yellow Lounge

2nd Night

by Anne-Sophie Mutter | May 09, 2015

The 2nd night also went fantastically, just like the first. Once again the audience created a tangibly exciting atmosphere, listening intently to the music, whether it was Bach, dance or film music. The audience so obviously had fun and it made me reflect that music-making is above all about sharing emotion.

Special thanks to my lovely Virtuosi, to Lambert and Mahan. It was such a pleasure to be on stage with you.

To many more musical adventures!

  • Backstage just before we went on.

    May 08, 2015
  • A group photo after the show.

    May 08, 2015
  • Looking back on the two nights.

    May 08, 2015

The Venue

The Neue Heimat

by Anne-Sophie Mutter | May 08, 2015

This is what our venue, the Neue Heimat, looks like!

Can't beat it for understatement outside...

Can't beat it for overstatement inside! Very cool.

  • The main gate...

    May 07, 2015
  • Graphiti on the outside walls...

    May 07, 2015
  • Graphiti on the inside walls!

    May 07, 2015

The Album

The Album

by Anne-Sophie Mutter | July 08, 2015

*drum roll please* And here it is! I am quite excited to present you the cover of my upcoming album, "The Club Album - Live from Yellow Lounge", if you haven't seen it yet. It’s still a couple of weeks until it’s released on August 28, but you can pre-order it now: The Club Album

The Album

Making Of #1 - Introduction

by Anne-Sophie Mutter | July 22, 2015

Watch the first episode of my video series presenting “The Club Album - Live from Yellow Lounge” and discover the whole project together with me during the next couple of weeks.

The Album

Making Of #2 - Performing with my Virtuosi

by Anne-Sophie Mutter | July 29, 2015

It would only have been half as much fun to record my “Club Album” without my beloved Virtuosi. Watch the second episode of my series presenting “The Club Album - Live from Yellow Lounge”.

The Album

Making Of #3 - The Audience

by Anne-Sophie Mutter | August 17, 2015

The audience at my Yellow Lounge concerts was so passionate and into it. Watch the third episode of my series presenting “The Club Album - Live from Yellow Lounge” and learn what they had to say about this exciting project.

The Album

Album Trailer

by Anne-Sophie Mutter | August 28, 2015

So here we are on release day. This video is the official trailer that looks at the project as a whole.

  • Album Trailer in English

    August 28, 2015
  • Album Trailer in German

    August 28, 2015

The Album

Making Of #4 – How it all started

by Anne-Sophie Mutter | September 15, 2020

You might wonder how my “Club Album” has come into being? Watch the the fourth episode of my “Making Of” video series and find out.