Anne Akiko Meyers http://wrti.org en A Virtuoso Violinist With A Legendary Violin: Anne Akiko Meyers Makes History http://wrti.org/post/virtuoso-violinist-legendary-violin-anne-akiko-meyers-makes-history <p>Virtuoso&nbsp;violinist <strong>Anne Akiko Meyers</strong> tells the story of seeing an old Jack Benny routine on TV. Mr. Benny had two violins: an <em>el cheapo</em> model, and an expensive Stradivarius. He wanted to show the difference between the two instruments. &nbsp;The comedian launches into Mendelssohn&nbsp;on the <em>el cheapo</em>&nbsp;and gets, "...squeak, SQUEAK, SQUONK, squeal..." Benny then picks up the Strad and plays the same piece. Fri, 02 May 2014 18:12:28 +0000 Joe Patti & Jill Pasternak 7264 at http://wrti.org A Virtuoso Violinist With A Legendary Violin: Anne Akiko Meyers Makes History The Soul Of The World's Most Expensive Violin http://wrti.org/post/soul-worlds-most-expensive-violin <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qa4ZUTWJlKU</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 15:09:41 +0000 NPR Staff 7072 at http://wrti.org The Soul Of The World's Most Expensive Violin Classical Crib Sheet: Top 5 Stories This Week http://wrti.org/post/classical-crib-sheet-top-5-stories-week-12 <ul><p><li>Anne Akiko Meyers — the violinist who made news a year ago for an album recorded on her two Stradivarius instruments, including the then record price-breaking <strong><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/deceptivecadence/2012/02/06/146465231/violinist-anne-akiko-meyers-from-playing-in-knee-socks-to-owning-two-strads" target="_blank">"Molitor" Strad</a></strong>, which she purchased for $3.6 million — announced yesterday that she's been given lifetime use of the 1741 <strong><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=SPslZVBUFqk" target="_blank">"Vieuxtemps" Guarner Fri, 25 Jan 2013 14:03:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 5049 at http://wrti.org Classical Crib Sheet: Top 5 Stories This Week Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers http://wrti.org/post/violinist-anne-akiko-meyers-crossover <p>Join Jill Pasternak as she interviews Anne Akiko Meyers. The violinist&#39;s new CD with the English Chamber Orchestra, <i>Air: The Bach Album</i>, features the A minor &amp; E Major Concerti plus the Double Concerto. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Classical Albums Chart.</p><p><a href="http://www.anneakikomeyers.com/" target="_blank">More about Anne Akiko Meyers</a></p> Sat, 25 Feb 2012 21:07:00 +0000 Jill Pasternak 3264 at http://wrti.org Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers Concert violinist Anne Akiko Meyers http://wrti.org/post/concert-violinist-anne-akiko-meyers <p>Join Jill Pasternak as she welcomes Anne Akiko Meyers to <em>Crossover</em>. Meyers is celebrated today as one of the world's premiere concert violinists. She recently launched <em>Smile</em>, a much-anticipated new album with pianist, Akira Eguchi. It features special arrangements of works including "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," Charlie Chaplin's "Smile," and Astor Piazzolla's "Tangos." </p> <p>A renowned soloist, chamber musician, recording artist, and educator with a quest for experimentation and open dialogue, Meyers performs throughout the Americas, Asia, Australia, and Europe, and has reached wider audiences by premiering new works written for her and music that's rarely heard.</p> Mon, 13 Apr 2009 16:18:00 +0000 Jill Pasternak 2112 at http://wrti.org Concert violinist Anne Akiko Meyers