A legendary mentor
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Anne-Sophie Mutter: 15 facts about the great violinist
3. A legendary mentor
At the age of 13, Mutter was invited by the conductor Herbert von Karajan to play with the Berlin Philharmonic. They worked together until his death. "He knew just how far he could push a young musician and also the orchestra," she has said in interviews. "He would always push you to the edge of what you could comprehend at that very moment; what you were physically able to bring to the performance."