Seasons Dreams

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All Music Guide - James Manheim
California violinist and former child prodigy Anne Akiko Meyers has stretched the violin recital in interesting ways, venturing into crossover territory and even appearing at nightclubs without losing the basic shape of the traditional program. Here's a decent sampling of her talents for those who follow the ways the classical violin is developing in the U.S., or just for those whose tastes run somewhere between Sarah Chang and Vanessa-Mae. The Seasons…Dreams concept of the album is not original, but the material with which Meyers fills it indeed is so. At the center of the program is the Beethoven "Violin Sonata No. 3, Op. 24, Spring," given a restrained performance ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Manheim
California violinist and former child prodigy Anne Akiko Meyers has stretched the violin recital in interesting ways, venturing into crossover territory and even appearing at nightclubs without losing the basic shape of the traditional program. Here's a decent sampling of her talents for those who follow the ways the classical violin is developing in the U.S., or just for those whose tastes run somewhere between Sarah Chang and Vanessa-Mae. The Seasons…Dreams concept of the album is not original, but the material with which Meyers fills it indeed is so. At the center of the program is the Beethoven "Violin Sonata No. 3, Op. 24, Spring," given a restrained performance inflected toward the evanescent, fantasy-like tone of the rest of the album. The other pieces push the seasons-and-dreams theme into unusual territory. "Clair de lune" is certainly a common enough item on such programs, but Wagner's "Träume" is less so, as is the shift from harp to piano accompaniment that follows with the Beethoven the harp returns later. The pieces that follow the sonata are again just slightly left of center, with an unusual set of variations on a Japanese song, "Sakura," mixed in with Gershwin and Broadway tunes. Then comes an extremely odd nightmare turn to the dream mood: Alfred Schnittke's setting of "Stille Nacht" Silent Night. With Debussy's "Beau Soir" and "Après un Rêve of Fauré" whose accent mark apparently fell into the ocean on the way over from France, the listener is back on familiar ground. But the collective impression is fresh. The design from the eOne label formerly Koch International puts Meyers in an appealing light and makes one want to attend one of her recitals in person.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/28/2010
  • Label: Ent. One Music
  • UPC: 099923778028
  • Catalog Number: 7780
  • Sales rank: 105,862

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Clair de lune, for orchestra or other arrangement (from "Suite Bergamasque" for piano), L. 75/3 - Claude Debussy & Anne Akiko Meyers (4:30)
  2. 2 Träume (Dreams) for violin & small orchestra in A flat major (from Wesendonck Lieder No. 5), WWV 91b - Richard Wagner & Anne Akiko Meyers (4:35)
  3. 3–6 Sonata for violin & piano No. 5 in F major ("Spring"), Op. 24 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Vernon Duke (23:51)
  4. 4 Summertime, song (from Porgy and Bess, opera) - George Gershwin & Jascha Heifetz (2:56)
  5. 5 Autumn in New York (from the revue, "Thumbs Up") - Claude Debussy & Vernon Duke (5:49)
  6. 6 Silent Night (Stille Nacht), for violin & piano - Alfred Schnittke & Anne Akiko Meyers (4:05)
  7. 7 Beau soir ("Lorsque au soleil couchant les rivières sont roses"), song for voice & piano, L. 6 - Claude Debussy & Anne Akiko Meyers (2:19)
  8. 8 Après un rêve ("Dans un sommeil"), song for voice & piano, Op. 7/1 - Gabriel Fauré & Anne Akiko Meyers (3:14)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Anne Akiko Meyers Primary Artist
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Meyers Debuts New Album

    This recital album, played with her usual intelligence and beautiful singing tone, brings together a collection of varied works. They show some of Meyers' range and taste, as well as a disinclination to simply put together a collection of standard fare. The album begins with Debussy's "Clair de Lune," along with an arrangement of Wagner's "Traume (Dreams)" and Beethoven's Sonata No. 5 for Violin and Piano, before moving to the 'seasons" of the title: spring (the traditional Japanese folksong "Sakura," intriguingly arranged by Gene Pritsker), summer ("Summertime"), autumn (Vernon Duke's "Autumn in New York" and Joseph Kosmo's "Tenderly/Autumn Leaves") and winter (Alfred Schnittke's disturbing take on "Silent Night"). Familiar works by Debussy and Faure round it out. Pianist Reiko Uchida and harpist Emmanuel Ceysson are fine collaborators. It's all played in ways that grab the brain as well as the ear, and the world needs more of that. Sarah Bryan Miller of the St.Louis Post-Dispatch

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