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Anne-Sophie Mutter and John Williams rework classic Hollywood themes / New Classical Tracks

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Anne-Sophie Mutter grew up in the Black Forest, where Germany, Switzerland and France meet. It's a beautiful place, but there wasn't a lot for a teenager to do. So, she played her violin, she played soccer and she went to the cinema.

"In 1978, Star Wars came to the Black Forest. I should remember the images, but really what hit in my mind more than the breathtaking images was the music: the leitmotifs of Princess Leia and Yoda. Everything was so beautifully crafted and colorful and with incredible emotional depth and fantasy and understanding of orchestration. I was just totally blown away."

Anne-Sophie Mutter has recently recorded the works of John Williams for 'Across the Stars' for (Deutsche Grammophon).
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