Anne Akiko Meyers: Mysterium

Artist: Anne Akiko Meyers, violin
Conductor: Grant Gershon, conductor
Label: Avie
Additional Artists:

Los Angeles Master Choral
Jaebon Hwang, organ


Superstar violinist Anne Akiko Meyers’ imagination and ingenuity knows no bounds. Her idea to persuade leading living composer Morten Lauridsen to transform his choral masterpiece, O Magnum Mysterium, into a work for violin and choir is a masterstroke. Teaming up with conductor Grant Gershon – who first collaborated with Anne as chamber musicians over 40 years ago – and the Los Angeles Master Chorale, for whom Lauridsen was their first Composer in Residence, Anne rounds out this digital EP with three other arrangements for violin and chorus of ever-popular works by J. S. Bach, including “Jesu, joy of man’s desiring”, “Sheep may safely graze”, and “Wachet auf, Sleepers wake”.

Genre: Chamber Music, Orchestral/Choral