OUT NOW | Anne Akiko Meyers’ New Album “Shining Evening”


Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers has immediately launched a brand new album entitled “Shining Evening.” Alongside Meyers, the disc additionally options the Italian pianist Fabio Bidini and Grammy Award-winning guitarist Jason Vieaux.

The album’s central work is by composer Morten Lauridsen entitled “Certain on this Shining Evening.” Whereas the piece was initially scored for SATB choir, Lauridsen got here up with a violin-piano association particularly for Meyers.

The opposite repertoire on the discharge consists of J.S. Bach’s well-known Air on the G String, Corelli’s La Folia organized for violin and guitar, Manuel Ponce’s Estrellita (Little Star), Paganini’s Cantabile, the Aria from Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5, and Piazzolla’s Histoire du Tango. Moreover, the twentieth century is represented by preparations of Duke Ellington’s (In My) Solitude and Elvis Presley’s Can’t Assist Falling in Love.

“It began once I requested Morten Lauridsen if he had written any duos, and led to those preparations, Certain on This Shining Evening and Dirait-On,” wrote Anne Akiko Meyers. “Shining Evening is predicated on a poem by James Agee, and describes a person occurring a stroll and pondering again over his life.”

“This assortment of items that metaphorically begins within the morning and explores the huge musical historical past via Baroque, Romantic, Standard, and present genres,” she added. “The frequent themes all through the music mirror on one’s relationship with nature, love, and poetry. And the way in darkish and difficult instances, kindness profoundly impacts our souls and opens infinite potentialities when dwelling our lives.”

“That is devoted to all of the duos within the universe, together with my Jason.”

You possibly can win one among 5 signed copies of the album by coming into right here.