Anne Akiko Meyers: Air - The Bach Album

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Catalog: SPH-CD-5607
Format: CD

Anne Akiko Meyers (violin) English Chamber Orchestra, Stephen Mercurio

Bach, J S: Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV1068: Air ('Air on a G String') Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, BWV1041 Violin Concerto No. 2 in E major, BWV1042 Arioso (Largo) from Keyboard Concerto in F minor, BWV1056 Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV1043 Gounod: Ave Maria

Anne Akiko Meyers is celebrated as one of the world’s premiere concert violinists, described as a ‘trailblazing violinist’, one who is constantly ‘charting her own course.’ She has recently collaborated with top jazz artists such as Chris Botti, pop singing sensation, Il Divo and jazz legend, Wynton Marsalis, who composed cadenzas for her in Mozart’s G Major Violin Concerto. This new recording of Bach’s masterpieces for violin and orchestra is Anne’s third release for eOne. Alongside the two concertos for violin, Anne has recorded the Concerto for Two Violins, performing both parts on her two Stradivari violins: her recently acquired Ex- Napoleon Molitor Stradivarius (as featured on “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” on MSNBC) and the Royal Spanish Stradivarius, heard on her last two eOne recordings. Also included on this disc are exquisite new arrangements of the “Air” from the Suite No. 3 and the Bach-Gounod “Ave Maria.” Anne is quoted as saying “It was magical recording the Bach album with the English Chamber Orchestra and the ‘Ex-Molitor/Napoleon’ Stradivari violin, dated 1697. The special combination of beautiful repertoire, including ‘Air’, ‘Largo’ and ‘Ave Maria’, the Violin Concertos and the fresh take of recording both parts of the Double Concerto on 2 different Strads, was pure joy to make!”

Price: $20.98