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Anne Akiko Meyers: The Complete RCA Recordings


Release Date: 05/27/2016 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 88875165752   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Felix MendelssohnRalph Vaughan WilliamsAntonín DvorákJules Massenet,   ... 
Performer:  Anne Akiko MeyersLi JianRohan De SilvaAndre-Michel Schub,   ... 
Conductor:  Andrew LittonDmitrij KitajenkoJesús Lopez-Cobos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia OrchestraFrankfurt Radio Symphony OrchestraRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 6 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“Through her peerless mastery and vivid imagination there seems to be no limit to the colors she can draw from her instrument.” (American Record Guide)

Anne Akiko Meyers presents this 6-CD reissue of her very best recordings. Included in this set are the Mendelssohn Concerto, Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy, and Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending. All of these recordings have already received critical reviews.

“Altogether a great success [...] sweetness and poetry,” (Gramophone)

“This is playing of rare sensitivity.” (BBC Music Magazine)
“Through her peerless mastery and vivid imagination there seems to be no limit to the colors she can draw from her instrument.” (American Record Guide)

Anne Akiko Meyers presents this 6-CD reissue of her very best recordings. Included in this set are the Mendelssohn Concerto, Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy, and Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending. All of these recordings have already received critical reviews.

“Altogether a great success [...] sweetness and poetry,” (Gramophone)

“This is playing of rare sensitivity.” (BBC Music Magazine)
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Violin in E minor, Op. 64 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Anne Akiko Meyers (Violin)
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Germany 
2.
The lark ascending by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Anne Akiko Meyers (Violin)
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914/1920; England 
3.
Romance for Violin and Orchestra in F minor, Op. 11/B 39 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Anne Akiko Meyers (Violin)
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1877; Bohemia 
4.
Thaïs: Meditation by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Anne Akiko Meyers (Violin)
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
5.
Concerto for Violin no 1 in D major, Op. 19 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Anne Akiko Meyers (Violin)
Conductor:  Dmitrij Kitajenko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916-1917; Russia 
6.
Concerto for Violin no 2 in G minor, Op. 63 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Anne Akiko Meyers (Violin)
Conductor:  Dmitrij Kitajenko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; Paris, France 
7.
Melodies (5) for Violin and Piano, Op. 35bis by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Anne Akiko Meyers (Violin), Li Jian (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; Paris, France 
8.
Symphonie espagnole, Op. 21 by Edouard Lalo
Performer:  Anne Akiko Meyers (Violin)
Conductor:  Jesús Lopez-Cobos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; France 
9.
Scottish Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 46 by Max Bruch
Performer:  Anne Akiko Meyers (Violin)
Conductor:  Jesús Lopez-Cobos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Liverpool, England 
10.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in E flat major, Op. 18 by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Anne Akiko Meyers (Violin), Rohan De Silva (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Germany 
11.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, M 8 by César Franck
Performer:  Anne Akiko Meyers (Violin), Rohan De Silva (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
12.
Sonatina for Violin and Harpsichord by Walter Piston
Performer:  Anne Akiko Meyers (Violin), Andre-Michel Schub (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
13.
Sonata for Violin and Piano by Aaron Copland
Performer:  Anne Akiko Meyers (Violin), Andre-Michel Schub (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942-1943; USA 
14.
Nocturne by Aaron Copland
Performer:  Anne Akiko Meyers (Violin), Andre-Michel Schub (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; USA 
15.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 4 "Children's Day at the Camp Meeting" by Charles Ives
Performer:  Anne Akiko Meyers (Violin), Andre-Michel Schub (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1916; USA 
16.
Blues for Violin and Piano by David Nathaniel Baker
Performer:  Anne Akiko Meyers (Violin), Andre-Michel Schub (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1966; USA 
17.
Préludes, Book 1: no 8, La fille aux cheveux de lin by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Anne Akiko Meyers (Violin), Sandra Rivers (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1910; France 
Date of Recording: 08/1993 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
18.
La plus que lente by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Anne Akiko Meyers (Violin), Sandra Rivers (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; France 
Date of Recording: 08/1993 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 3 Minutes 49 Secs. 
19.
Salut d'amour, Op. 12 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Sandra Rivers (Piano), Anne Akiko Meyers (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888/1889; England 
Date of Recording: 08/1993 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
20.
Porgy and Bess: It ain't necessarily so by George Gershwin
Performer:  Anne Akiko Meyers (Violin), Sandra Rivers (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Date of Recording: 08/1993 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 
21.
Liebesleid by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Sandra Rivers (Piano), Anne Akiko Meyers (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/1993 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
22.
Transcription of Kreisler's "Liebesfreud" for piano by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Anne Akiko Meyers (Violin), Sandra Rivers (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1921; Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/1993 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
23.
Recitativo and Scherzo-Caprice for Violin solo, Op. 6 by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Anne Akiko Meyers (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911; Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/1993 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 4 Minutes 27 Secs. 
24.
Sicilienne in E flat major by Maria Theresia Paradis
Performer:  Anne Akiko Meyers (Violin), Sandra Rivers (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/1993 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
25.
Songs (14), Op. 34: no 14, Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Anne Akiko Meyers (Violin), Sandra Rivers (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1912-1915; Russia 
Date of Recording: 08/1993 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 6 Minutes 32 Secs. 
26.
Pièce en forme de Habañera by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Anne Akiko Meyers (Violin), Sandra Rivers (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907; France 
Date of Recording: 08/1993 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
27.
The Moon Over a Ruined Castle by Rentauro Taki
Performer:  Anne Akiko Meyers (Violin), Sandra Rivers (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906; Japan 
Date of Recording: 08/1993 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 5 Minutes 25 Secs. 
28.
Red Dragonfly by Kosaku Yamada
Performer:  Anne Akiko Meyers (Violin), Sandra Rivers (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; Japan 
Date of Recording: 08/1993 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 4 Minutes 48 Secs. 
29.
Canciones populares españolas (7): no 1, El paño moruno by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Sandra Rivers (Piano), Anne Akiko Meyers (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
Date of Recording: 08/1993 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 1 Minutes 56 Secs. 
30.
Canciones populares españolas (7): no 3, Asturiana by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Sandra Rivers (Piano), Anne Akiko Meyers (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
Date of Recording: 08/1993 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
31.
Canciones populares españolas (7): no 4, Jota by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Sandra Rivers (Piano), Anne Akiko Meyers (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
Date of Recording: 08/1993 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
32.
Canciones populares españolas (7): no 5, Nana by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Sandra Rivers (Piano), Anne Akiko Meyers (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
Date of Recording: 08/1993 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 24 Secs. 
33.
Canciones populares españolas (7): no 6, Canción by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Anne Akiko Meyers (Violin), Sandra Rivers (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
Date of Recording: 08/1993 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 1 Minutes 23 Secs. 
34.
Canciones populares españolas (7): no 7, Polo by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Anne Akiko Meyers (Violin), Sandra Rivers (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
Date of Recording: 08/1993 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 1 Minutes 12 Secs. 
35.
Prelude no 15: Ao pe da figueira by Flausino R. do Vale
Performer:  Sandra Rivers (Piano), Anne Akiko Meyers (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 08/1993 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 1 Minutes 15 Secs. 

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