Classical music's glamour pair divorce
Mon Aug 21, 12:55 PM ET
Two stars of the classical music world, Andre Previn and Anne-Sophie Mutter, have divorced after four years of marriage, her office has said.
Mutter, a German violinist, married the American conductor, composer and pianist 34 years her senior in New York in August 2002 after a short courtship during which they performed together extensively.
They reportedly divorced three months ago but only now confirmed media reports.
The 77-year-old Previn, one of the world's most renowned conductors, has been married five times. His former wives include the US actress Mia Farrow.
He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1996 and has received numerous honors including a Grammy Award for best chamber music recording.
The 43-year-old violinist's first husband, Munich lawyer Detlef Wunderlich, died of cancer in 1995 after six years of marriage.
A child prodigy, Mutter made her debut with the legendary conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic Herbert von Karajan (1908-1989) in 1977 at the Salzburg festival, launching her career as one of the world's most respected soloists.
Although a devotee of Bach, Mozart and Beethoven, the glamorous Mutter has in recent years expanded her repertoire to include more recent composers such as Krzysztof Penderecki and Wolfgang Rihm.