Anne Akiko Meyers: Shining Night
Jason Vieaux, guitar
Fabio Bidini, piano
Anne Akiko Meyers has amassed a multitude of fans and admirers for her exquisitely curated recordings, often exploring her passion for new music, and old music in new guises. Her quest for creative collaborations has inspired countless commissions and world-premieres, with the results infusing Shining Night, an album that embraces themes of love, poetry and nature.
Anne’s fruitful association with composer Morten Lauridsen led to the arrangement of his popular choral work Sure on this Shining Night, for violin and piano, lending its name to the album’s title. From there springs forth an album imbued with music of light and hope, spanning the history of music through Baroque, Romantic, Popular, and current genres.
Bach’s Air in G and Corelli’s La Folia – arr. for violin and guitar – rub shoulders with Ponce’s Estrellita, Villa-Lobos’ Aria from Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5, Piazzolla’s Histoire du Tango, Duke Ellington’s (In My) Solitude, and Elvis Presley’s Can’t Help Falling in Love.