Not only is she the most phenomenally gifted fiddler to appear on the solo concert scene since Heifetz and Milstein, she's intelligent, charming, beautiful, and a first-rate and knowledgeable musician. We're speaking, of course, of Anne-Sophie Mutter whose fiddle playing is a whole order of magnitude beyond her formidably gifted fellow concert fiddlers of which there's perhaps more in number today than at any time in the past century, and most of them female (What's up with that?).
The above remarks are occasioned by our stumbling upon a recording of an excellent half-hour interview with Ms. Mutter by WQXR's Jeff Spurgeon this past March which can be heard here (Windows Media Player or RealPlayer required).
Well worth your time.