A New Album from Anne Akiko Meyers
Mon, 17 Sep 2018

Avie Records recently released a new album from violinist Anne Akiko Meyers. Mirror in Mirror is the 37th release from Meyers, who is considered one of today’s leading violinists. She is known for commissioning and performing new music, and her newest album reflects that. For it, Meyers collaborated with some of today’s leading composers to present music either composed or arranged for her. One of those arrangements is by Morten Lauridsen. Meyers told us in a recent interview that she had been asking the composer to write her a work for some time. Having limited time, he was resistant – until he heard her perform.  Jakub Ciupinski wrote his Wreck of the Umbria for her.  While Meyers obviously didn’t collaborate with Ravel for this recording of Tzigane, she decided to do something interesting by recreating Ravel’s original luthéal version. She explains just what exactly that is:  Meyers goes on to explain how her keyboardist accomplished the effect of the luthéal in her new recording.  The album’s title comes from Arvo Pärt’s Mirror in Mirror, which she has recorded before.  Meyers told us that her younger daughter, Andie, has claimed that piece as her own lullaby. A lullaby John Corigliano wrote for her older daughter, Natalie, is also featured on this album.Mirror in Mirror from Anne Akiko Meyers offers a reflective, spiritual experience for the listener. It encapsulates the deep, pure nature of music and will move your soul. Myers’ performance is, as always, splendid, making this album one of 2018’s best. Interested in hearing this album? Tune to 90.9 WGUC for our Fall Fund Drive beginning September 20 when we will feature Mirror in Mirror. When you call 513-419-7155 or go to wguc.org with your gift, you can request your own copy of this new gem from Anne Akiko Meyers.


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