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Smile

Anne Akiko Meyers , Akira Eguchi Audio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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listen  1. SmileAnne Akiko Meyers & Akira Eguchi 3:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Spiegel Im Spiegel (Mirror In Mirror)Anne Akiko Meyers & Akira Eguchi 7:06Album Only
listen  3. Introducccion Et AngelAnne Akiko Meyers & Akira Eguchi 4:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Milonga En Re, "tango"Anne Akiko Meyers & Akira Eguchi 3:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. FantasieAnne Akiko Meyers & Akira Eguchi 7:45Album Only
listen  6. Fantasy In C Major, Op 159: Andante MoltoAnne Akiko Meyers & Akira Eguchi 3:21$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Fantasy In C Major, Op 159: AllegrettoAnne Akiko Meyers & Akira Eguchi 5:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Fantasy In C Major, Op 159: AndantinoAnne Akiko Meyers & Akira Eguchi10:07Album Only
listen  9. Fantasy In C Major, Op 159: Tempo I; AllegroAnne Akiko Meyers & Akira Eguchi 6:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Haru No Umi (Sea In Spring)Anne Akiko Meyers & Akira Eguchi 5:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Kojo No Tsuki (Moonlight Over The Ruined Castle)Anne Akiko Meyers 3:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Somewhere Over The RainbowAnne Akiko Meyers & Akira Eguchi 2:47$0.99  Buy MP3 


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Anne Akiko Meyers is one of today's most sought after violinists. She regularly performs as guest soloist with the world’s most prestigious orchestras, in recital, on television and radio. She is a top-selling recording artist who has close to 30 highly acclaimed albums to her credit.

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  • Audio CD (January 27, 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Entertainment One
  • ASIN: B001LPNVQS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #123,210 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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About the Artist

Hailed by critics and audiences worldwide, Anne Akiko Meyers' impassioned performances, compelling music making and mastery of a broad and varied selection of music have made her one of today's most sought-after violinists. A renowned soloist, chamber musician, recording artist and educator, Meyers has been a regular guest at some of the most prestigious orchestras and venues.

Starting her studies at age four, Anne Akiko Meyers first performed with a local orchestra at the age of seven, then burst into national prominence at age eleven, when she twice performed on �The Tonight Show' with Johnny Carson and appeared with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The following year she made her New York Philharmonic debut with Zubin Mehta conducting. She was soon performing throughout the United States, Japan, Australia and Europe and by the time her debut disc of the Barber and Bruch violin concertos was released at age 18, Meyers was recognized as one of the stars of her generation.

Meyers' numerous television credits include an A&E Network telecast from the Casals Festival with the Montreal Symphony and Krzysztof Penderecki, a PBS broadcast with the Boston Pops Orchestra and John Williams, and an appearance on the "Emmy Awards Show". She was featured in a live global Internet broadcast with Keith Lockhart and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, performed in front of some 750,000 people during Sydney's 250th Bicentennial celebrations, and has performed for dignitaries including the Emperor and Empress of Japan. She has also been featured in numerous print and television ads, including the Anne Klein "Women of Substance" fashion campaign, photographed by Annie Leibovitz, that appeared in magazines around the world.

Her triumphant label debut on Koch International Classics highlights a beguiling program of the traditional and new. Stretching the boundaries of the classical recital, Meyers, with fellow Juilliard graduate, pianist Akira Eguchi, turns her renowned talents to Schubert's Fantasie, Op. 159, Arvo P�rt's Spiegel im Spiegel, the U.S. premiere of the Messiaen Fantasie, Piazzolla's Introduction et Angel and Milonga en Re "Tango," two ravishing arrangements of traditional Japanese folk songs, Kojo no Tsuki (Moonlight Over the Ruined Castle) and Haru no Umi (Sea in Spring), as well as startlingly personal renditions of Somewhere Over the Rainbow and Chaplin's Smile. Meyers will perform recitals of the CD's repertoire with Eguchi at the University of Texas in Austin on April 23, 2009 and New York's Queens College on April 26, 2009. She also appears with orchestras this season throughout the U.S. as well as in Japan, the U.K. and Columbia.

In addition to her Koch debut, Meyers' extensive discography can be found on the Avie, Camerata, Hyperion, Naxos, RCA Victor Red Seal and RPO labels. A best-selling recording artist, she seeks to reach wider audiences through new works and showcasing under-performed or rarely heard music; recordings of works written expressly for her include a live performance of the Somei Satoh Violin Concerto with Tetsuji Honna and the Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra on the Camerata label, and 'Angelfire' by Pulitzer-prize winning composer Joseph Schwantner with Andrew Litton and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra on Hyperion. Naxos also released a performance of Jennifer Higdon's piano trio, featuring Meyers, live from the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival.

Anne Akiko Meyers studied with Alice and Eleanore Schoenfeld at the Colburn School of Performing Arts in Los Angeles, with Josef Gingold at Indiana University, and Felix Galimir, Masao Kawasaki and the late Dorothy DeLay at the Juilliard School. The recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant, she performs on the "Royal Spanish" Antonius Stradivarius violin, dated 1730, that once belonged to the King of Spain.

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5.0 out of 5 stars She is a songstress even if she is a violinist! February 2, 2009
Format:Audio CD
Anne Akiko Meyers new CD 'Smile' is an wonderful tour of the world of song. From her readings of two great standadrds, Smile from the film Modern Times by Charlie Chaplin and Somewhere over the Rainbow by Harold Arlen from the Wizard of Oz to her duplicating bird songs in Messiaen's Fantasie to the Japanese folksongs that she arranged herself. Ms. Meyer's tone has always been luminous but her new 1730 Stradivarius violin (The Royal Spanish) adds a dark timbre to the bottom of each note. It's almost like listening to a new violinist.

The centerpiece of the recording is the Schubert Fantasie that is flanked on either side by the songs. As Schubert composed hundreds of songs (Lieder) that charactersitic is what Meyers brings to this excellent performance.

It is almost as if Anne Akiko Meyers is embarking on a mew career as aviolinist and has decided that she won't be held in by any arbitrary boundaries out on her musically. I love this CD and I have not stop playing it since I got it. I heartily recommend this CD.
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5.0 out of 5 stars utterly stunning February 4, 2009
By Penny
Format:Audio CD
This album is superior in too many ways to list! The performances here are so intimate and warm. There's a personal nature to this recording that at times I felt like I peering through the window into Anne's soul. The quality of the audio on this disc is superior to many other violin recitals -- the crisp, clean sound of the instruments jumps through the speakers. Highly highly recommended.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 4 STARS from BBC Music Magazine January 28, 2009
Format:Audio CD
Anne Akiko Meyers's album
opens with Charlie Chaplin's Smile
and ends with `Somewhere over the
Rainbow'; along the way Japanese
folksong is set alongside Pärt,
Piazzolla and Messiaen. At its heart
is the great Schubert Fantasy, D934,
rapt and almost heartbreaking at the
start, Akira Eguchi's accompanying
tremolando exquisitely judged; but
what follows relocates Schubert
towards the end of the 19th
century. Yet Meyers's beautiful
sound and control pay dividends in
Pärt's crystalline Spiegel im Spiegel.
4 STARS
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars anne akiko meyers is a fantastic violinist! March 23, 2009
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This gal is great. I've seen her live in a relatively small venue and she was phenomenal. She was a child prodigy and has sustained her playing ability. She is on a CD with Perlman and Zukerman which should indicate how she ranks with the best in the business.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful violinist May 31, 2013
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Anne Akiko Meyers is one of my favorite classical musicians. The nuances that she coaxes out of her violin are amazing!
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