Anne Akiko Meyers AIR – The Bach Album Debuts at #1 on Billboard Classical Chart

Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 and Double Concerto featuring Meyers on both parts

Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers’ newest eOne recording, Air – The Bach Album, debuted this week at #1 on the Billboard Classical Charts. Released on Valentine’s Day, AIR has already proven a popular new release with critics and radio stations across the country. It has been prominently featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, an hour long SiriusXM Satellite Radio Symphony Hall show called “Be My Bach, Valentine”, in BBC Music Magazine, and has been chosen as a featured new release for WFMT Chicago and American Public Media among other outlets.

AIR features the English Chamber Orchestra with Steven Mercurio conducting. The album includes Bach’s Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2, the Double Concerto for Two Violins, and arrangements of Bach’s “Air”, “Largo” from the Harpsichord Concerto in f minor, and the Bach/Gounod “Ave Maria.” With this recording, Meyers became the first violinist to record both solo parts of the Double Concerto on two different violins.

AIR is Anne Akiko Meyers’ third release on eOne and follows Seasons…Dreams, a chart-topping CD from fall of 2010 and Smile, released in 2009. Both Seasons…dreams and Smile were widely praised by MSNBC, Huffington Post, NPR, Gramophone, BBC Music Magazine and WQXR among others outlets.

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