Anne Akiko Meyers – Mirror in Mirror

with Akira Eguchi, piano

Elisabeth Pridgen, keyboard; Jakub Ciupińsku, luthéal reproduction

Philharmonia Orchestra

Kristjan Järvi, conductor

AVIE, 2018

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Anne Akiko Meyers: Mirror in Mirror – From our review:

The album reveals a different and yet common feeling, which gives it clarity and evenness. In the performance of the works, Meyers keeps a perfect balance between two inextricable forces: her constant, unfailing energy and a beautiful, inner vision which she conveys with honesty and emotion. Her dazzling technique, her frankness and above all her insight make Mirror in Mirror a gorgeous recording. The refined tone of some of these works (especially the two lullabies, Lullaby for Natalie and Edo Lullaby, and Spiegel im Spiegel), the suggestiveness of others (Metamorphosis II and O Magnum Mysterium) and the intensity of some others (Tzigane and Wreck of the Umbria) are all features that Meyers is able to point out thanks to her painstaking accuracy and soulful playing.

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Anne Akiko Meyers: Mirror in Mirror – Tracklist:

  1. Philip Glass: Metamorphosis II
  2. Arvo Pärt: Fratres
  3. Arvo Pärt: Spiegel Im Spiegel
  4. Maurice Ravel: Tzigane
  5. John Corigliano: Lullaby For Natalie
  6. Jakub Ciupinski: Edo Lullaby
  7. Jakub Ciupinski: Wreck Of The Umbria
  8. Morten Lauridsen: O Magnum Mysterium

Recording location: May 3, 2018, SUNY Purchase, NY (tracks 1, 2, 3, 5); May 31, 2016, DiMenna Center for Classical Music, NYC (tracks 4, 6, 7); May 9, 2016, London Air Studios, U.K. (track 8)