A long time has passed since I heard violinist Anne Akiko Meyers perform. Then I came across this new recording called “The Love Album”
The selections are:
Serenade (after Plato’s ‘Symposium’)
Somewhere (from West Side Story)
I’ll Be Seeing You
Someone to Watch over Me
Summertime (from Porgy and Bess)
When You Wish upon a Star (from Pinocchio)
Cinema Paradiso: love theme
All performed by Anne Akiko Meyers (violin), with the London Symphony Orchestra, Keith Lockhart conducting.
Anne Akiko Meyers’ sixth album for eOne Music, ‘Serenade: The Love Album’, is an exploration of all the facets of love, featuring Leonard Bernstein’s ‘Serenade’ and ten world premieres from seven living composer-arrangers.
‘Serenade’ is Bernstein’s masterpiece for solo violin and orchestra, and was recorded in anticipation of the composer’s upcoming 100th birthday celebration. Rounding out the album are ten newly -commissioned arrangements for violin and orchestra from love-inspired music from stage and film.
The London Symphony Orchestra and conductor Keith Lockhart join Anne in this recording, which is being released in celebration of Anne’s own parents’ 50th wedding anniversary.