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Anne Akiko Meyers -- AIR - The Bach Album, English Chamber Orchestra (CD)

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Catalog No. : EVSA191
Product Title : AIR - The Bach Album, English Chamber Orchestra
Format : CD
Artist(s) : Anne Akiko Meyers
Release Date : 2012
Package Weight : 80g
Publisher : Evosound
Other Information :

Akiko Meyers is celebrated as one of the world’s premiere concert violinists.

An American concert violinist, Meyers has toured and collaborated with a number of symphony orchestras and Il Divo, Chris Botti and Wynton Marsalis. Meyers tours with a 1730 Stradivarius violin called the ‘Royal Spanish’. She is also the owner of a 1697 Stradivarius called the “Molitor”, which is was believed to have been owned by Napoleon Bonaparte. She purchased the ‘Molitor’ from Tarisio Auctions on October 14, 2010 for US$3,600,000, the highest recorded auction price for any musical instrument in history until the Lady Blunt was sold on June 20, 2011.

Anne’s newest release, ‘Air-The Bach Album’ featuring the A minor & E Major Concerti plus the Double Concerto, where she played both parts on the 1697 Ex-’Molitor/Napoleon’ and 1730 ‘Royal Spanish’ Stradivarius violins, was released on Valentine’s Day in 2012 and has been the #1 seller on the Amazon & iTunes classical chart since it’s February 14th release.

Anne thinks the golden purity of the tone of the `ex-Molitor/Napoleon’ Strad, contrasts beautifully with the darker timbre of the 1730 “Royal Spanish” Strad, on which she recorded the second violin part. The distinctive voice of each violin gave Meyers the idea of recording both parts of the Double Concerto, as she feels like she sounds like a different violinist on each instrument.

It was magical recording the Bach album with the English Chamber Orchestra and the ‘Ex-Molitor/Napoleon’ Stradivari violin, dated 1697. The special combination of beautiful repertoire, including ‘Air’, ‘Largo’ and ‘Ave Maria’, the Violin Concertos and the fresh take of recording both parts of the Double Concerto on 2 different Strads was purely joy to make.


1. “Air” from Orchestral Suite No. 3
in D major BWV 1068 (arr. Jeff Kryka)

Violin Concerto No. 1
in A minor BWV 1041

2. i Allegro moderato
3. ii Andante
4. iii Allegro assai

Violin Concerto No. 2
in E major BWV 1042

5. i Allegro
6. ii Adagio  
7. iii Allegro assai

“Largo” from Concerto for Harpsichord
in F minor BWV 1056

8. Concerto for 2 Violins, Strings and Continuo
in D minor BWV 1043

9. i Vivace
10. ii Largo ma non tanto
11. iii Allegro
12. Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod) (arr. Jeff Kryka)

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Label    Evosound
Format    CD
Genre    Instrumental

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