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Anne Akiko Meyers - The American Masters / KDFC 'Download of the Week'

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Each week KDFC - San Francisco members can download a free mp3 from some of the biggest releases in the world of Classical music. Our pick for this week explores deep connections between the composers and the performers on the recording. It features two world-premiere recordings: a violin concerto written for Anne Akiko Meyers by Mason Bates and the exquisite Lullaby for Natalie by John Corigliano, composed on the occasion of the birth of Anne's first child. Also included is Samuel Barber's seminal Violin Concerto, a work with which Anne made her recording debut at the age of 18. The musical DNA of Samuel Barber flows deeply throughout the entire program. Barber was Corigliano's mentor and Corigliano mentored Mason Bates. Four generations of friendship and shared ideas are captured in this recording, with liner notes written by Corigliano himself.