Anne Akiko Meyers: The Complete RCA Recordings

 
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PROKOFIEV / FRANCK / STRAUSS / BRUCH / LALO / COPLAND / etc
Anne Akiko Meyers: The Complete RCA Recordings
Anne Akiko Meyers (violin) / Philharmonia Orchestra, Andrew Litton / Sandra Rivers & Rohan de Silva (pianos), etc

[ Sony / RCA Classics Masters / 6 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Saturday 20 August 2016

Of the American violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, the American Record Guide is quoted as saying, "Through her peerless mastery and vivid imagination there seems to be no limit to the colors she can draw from her instrument." Sony Classical's 6-CD reissue of some of her finest recordings include the Mendelssohn Concerto, which Gramophone praised for its "sweetness and poetry", also lauding her "rapt playing" in Vaughan Williams's The Lark Ascending and her performance of Bruch's Scottish Fantasy, "altogether a great success". The many other acclaimed performances here include the Prokofiev concertos, in which "Meyers produces a marvellous variety of tone … This is playing of rare sensitivity" (BBC Music Magazine), with her "glowingly Romantic performance" (BBC Music Magazine) of the Strauss Sonata and an American album of "breathtaking intensity" (Penguin Guide).

Tracks:

Baker, D:
Blues

Bruch:
Scottish Fantasy, Op. 46

Copland:
Violin Sonata

Debussy:
La plus que lente
Préludes - Book 1: No. 8, La fille aux cheveux de lin

Dvorak:
Romance in F minor, Op. 11

Elgar:
Salut d'amour, Op. 12

Falla:
Suite populaire espagnole

Franck, C:
Violin Sonata in A major

Gershwin:
It Ain't Necessarily So (from Porgy and Bess)

Ives, C:
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 4, 'Children's Day at the Camp Meeting'

Kosaku:
Aka-Tonbo

Kreisler:
Liebesleid
Liebesfreud
Recitative & Scherzo Caprice, Op. 6

Lalo:
Symphonie espagnole, Op. 21

Massenet:
Meditation (from Thaïs)

Mendelssohn:
Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64

Piston:
Sonatina for violin and harpsichord

Prokofiev:
Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 19
Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63
Five Melodies for Violin and Piano, Op. 35b

Ravel:
Vocalise-étude en forme de habanera

Strauss, R:
Violin Sonata in E flat major, Op. 18

Valle:
Ao pé da fogueira (Prelude Nr. 15)

Vaughan Williams:
The Lark Ascending