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Retirement for Mutter? "Nein"

Posted at 4:24 PM on November 20, 2006 by John Birge
Filed under: The blog

Anne-Sophie Mutter on a radio interview in which she purportedly declared she would be retiring from the concert stage in two years on her 45th birthday:

"No! No no no no! That statement was completely misinterpreted. I've always said that I would not go on forever, because I didn't want to fall into the trap of just repeating myself. When I think I cannot bring anything new, anything important, anything different to music, I will stop. But this is not related to age!"

She also says that despite their recent divorce, she and Andre Previn remain friends, and will continue to perform together. Full interview here.