NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers Performs New Morten Lauridsen Arrangement
Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers and pianist Fabio Bidini have recently released a recording of a track from Meyers' new album "Shining Night." The album features a wide range of music, including works by Corelli, Paganini, and Villa-Lobos.
The album's name derives from a choral work by Morten Lauridsen entitled "Sure on this Shining Night." At Meyers' request, Lauridsen made a violin-piano arrangement of the piece especially for her and pianist Fabio Bidini.
"It all started when I asked Morten Lauridsen if he had written any duos, and led to these arrangements, Sure on This Shining Night and Dirait-On," Anne Akiko Meyers wrote. "Shining Night is based on a poem by James Agee, and describes a man going on a walk and thinking back over his life."