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Classical music stars Anne-Sophie Mutter and Andre Previn divorce

Deutsche Presse Agentur
Published: Monday August 21, 2006

Munich- Two of the top stars of classical music, violinistAnne-Sophie Mutter, 43, and composer-pianist Andre Previn, 77, havedivorced, Mutter's office said Friday in the German city of Munich. It confirmed a report in the newspaper Bild that the four-yearmarriage was at an end, but gave no details. It was believed themarriage was dissolved three months ago. Mutter, who is German, hadmarried Previn, 34 years her senior, in New York. Mutter, a former child prodigy, is to mark Wednesday her 30 yearsas a professional by giving a concert in Lucerne, Switzerland. Shehas two children from her first marriage to a Munich lawyer, DetlefWunderlich, who died of cancer in 1995 after only six years wed. Previn, who also conducts, had been married four times previously,including to actress Mia Farrow. A US citizen, he was born in Germanyand fled with his family in 1938 from the Nazi persecution of Jews.

© 2006 DPA - Deutsche Presse-Agenteur