Classical Violinist, Anne Akiko Meyers Pays Tribute to Rautavaara with Fantasia

AnneAkikoMeyers

From e1 Entertainment we bring you Anne Akiko Meyers “Fantasia”.  She is a beautiful classical violinist.  The record will make the hair on your arm stand up straight – it’s so powerful!  This album has a very interesting backstory.

The concept begins with one of the last works written by the late composer Einojuhani Rautavaara, who passed away just this summer.

Meyers, a lifelong fan of the composer, had reached out to Rautavaara’s publisher during the spring of 2015 with the idea of a 15-minute fantasy, a free-form piece. To her delight he soon accepted, and at the end of summer she received a handwritten score. She immediately ran to the studio to play it through.

Meyers performed the piece for Rautavaara near the end of 2015 in Helsinki, and he remarked to her that “I wrote such beautiful music.”

Rautavaara composed music of a wide range of styles over his 87 years, but a recurring description of his work is “mystical.” Meyers says this fantasy for violin and orchestra is ethereal and soulful, with overtones of his Symphony No. 7, “Angel of Light.”

Sadly, he died before the record was released.

Check out the video

You can also find us at:
Website
Facebook
Google+
YouTube
Twitter
WordPress
Linkedin

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s