‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’ by Anne Akiko Meyers and Anton Nel (Violin&Piano)

There is something incredibly awesome about classic songs – “Somewhere over the rainbow” is one of the most famous tracks to date, and its melody is instantly recognizable. In spite of the incredible popularity of this track, we never seem to get tired of it! You will be able to stream a wonderful violin version of the song below. The beauty of the violin just highlights the dramatic intensity of the melody of the song, giving new life to a beloved standard. The minimal approach sounds so honest, fragile, and personal; yet it is massive and wide open. Let your ears judge for yourself!

Anne Akiko Meyers is celebrated around the world for her artistry and ability to connect with audiences from the concert stage, online, and in television, and radio broadcasts. She regularly performs in recital and as a guest soloist with many of the world’s top orchestras and is a best-selling recording artist who has released 30 albums.

Anton Nel, winner of the first prize in the 1987 Naumburg International Piano Competition at Carnegie Hall enjoys a remarkable and multifaceted career that has taken him to North and South America, Europe, Asia, and South Africa. His recordings include four solo CDs, several chamber music recordings (including the complete Beethoven Piano and Cello Sonatas and Variations, and the Brahms Sonatas with Bion Tsang), and works for piano and orchestra by Franck, Faure, and Saint-Saens.

Recorded live in the Fraser Performance Studio at WGBH in Boston

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