Wednesday, February 22, 2012
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.