New recordings from violinist Meyers, St. Louis Symphony flutist

Posted on: September 22, 2010

In Sunday’s (9/19) Post-Dispatch (Saint Louis, Missouri), Sarah Bryan Miller writes, “Two superb classical musicians with strong St. Louis ties have new recordings, each featuring chamber music: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra principal flute Mark Sparks and internationally noted violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, daughter of former Webster University president Richard Meyers. Meyers is the featured soloist in next weekend’s concerts by the SLSO, when she’ll perform in a rather different work, Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3, K. 216. This recital album, played with her usual intelligence and beautiful singing tone, brings together a collection of varied works. … Equally welcome is Sparks’ ‘Fantasie,’ a showcase for the flutist’s renowned golden tone. He mixes some Fauré and Schumann (in transcription) with Ernest Bloch’s ‘Suite Modale,’ a selection of new works well-suited to Sparks’ sound and technique and one of the best renditions of Debussy’s ‘Syrinx’ that I have heard. Clinton Adams provides a subtly supportive accompaniment on piano.”

Posted September 22, 2010