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Anne Akiko Meyers - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons featured on MPR: 'New Classical Tracks'

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You might find it hard to believe that after 29 recordings, violinist Anne Akiko Meyers is just now getting around to recording Vivaldi's Four Seasons. As it turns out, there's something very unique about her Four Seasons. "That's right," Anne explains, "this is the debut of this legendary violin that belonged to Vieuxtemps. And Vieuxtemps was an incredible composer and violinist himself. And I saw this photo of Vieuxtemps on his death day, his funeral, where Eugene Ysaye carried the violin on a pillow behind his hearse, and what looked like all of Belgium was there to pay their respects to Vieuxtemps. And to know that this violin was there is just goose-bumpy to the max, and preserved so well for the last 50 years in London by a collector.


 

SEE THE New Classical Tracks PAGE AND LISTEN TO Julie Amacher's INTERVIEW