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Prokofiev: Violin Concertos, Etc / Anne Akiko Meyers


Release Date: 02/18/2009 
Label:  Rca Victor Red Seal Catalog #: 68353   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Anne Akiko Meyers
Conductor:  Dmitri Kitayenko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Special Order: This CD requires additional production time and ships within 2-3 business days.  

This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Following the ebb and flow of the music Meyers produces a marvellous variety of tone, switching from a high fluting sound to a rich woody bass, and multiple shades in between, with consummate ease. In the quirky, volatile scherzo, she gaily sacrifices this hard-won sweetness for a rollicking, almost carefree approach. This is playing of rare sensitivity which seems perfectly in tune with the lyrical and contemplative nature of the concerto... Meyers goes on to bring similar insight to the Second Concerto, although with its more conventional, full-blooded character it could be said less to deserve it." -- Christopher Lambton, BBC Music Magazine "Following the ebb and flow of the music Meyers produces a marvellous variety of tone, switching from a high fluting sound to a rich woody bass, and multiple shades in between, with consummate ease. In the quirky, volatile scherzo, she gaily sacrifices this hard-won sweetness for a rollicking, almost carefree approach. This is playing of rare sensitivity which seems perfectly in tune with the lyrical and contemplative nature of the concerto... Meyers goes on to bring similar insight to the Second Concerto, although with its more conventional, full-blooded character it could be said less to deserve it." -- Christopher Lambton, BBC Music Magazine Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Violin no 1 in D major, Op. 19 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Anne Akiko Meyers (Violin)
Conductor:  Dmitri Kitayenko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916-1917; Russia 
2. Concerto for Violin no 2 in G minor, Op. 63 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Anne Akiko Meyers (Violin)
Conductor:  Dmitri Kitayenko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; Paris, France 
3. Melodies (5) for Violin and Piano, Op. 35bis by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Anne Akiko Meyers (Violin)
Conductor:  Dmitri Kitayenko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; Paris, France 

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