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Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers' latest CD, The American Masters, brings together beautiful, engaging works by American composers from three succeeding generations.

Samuel Barber's 1941 Violin Concerto was rejected by its commissioning artist but soon became a beloved example of the form. Meyers applies her now-familiar rich, warm tone and subtle, emotional approach to the melancholic first movement and yearning second movement. She takes the third's buzzing intensity in stride, building relentlessly to its climax. Conductor Leonard Slatkin supplies sensitive, buoyant support with the London Symphony Orchestra. Other recordings are more aggressively interpreted but this lyrical version satisfies. READ THE FULL News & Observer REVIEW.


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