Akiko Suwanai

Akiko Suwanai & Pace Ennrico - Franck & R.Strauss: Violin Sonatas, Takemitsu: Hika (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Akiko Suwanai & Pace Ennrico - Franck & R.Strauss: Violin Sonatas, Takemitsu: Hika (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 62:38 minutes | 1.08 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Akiko Suwanai (the youngest ever winner of the International Tchaikovsky Competition) and pianist Enrico Pace with a programme featuring works by Strauss and Franck. The duo will also perform Hika by Tōru Takemitsu, marking the 20th anniversary of the composer’s death.
Akiko Suwanai, Chamber Orchestra of Europe - J.S. Bach: Violin Concertos (2006)

Akiko Suwanai, Chamber Orchestra of Europe - J.S. Bach: Violin Concertos (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 60:05 | 362 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 4757478

Akiko Suwanai (born in 1972) is one of the brightest violinists to have emerged in the late 20th century, winning the Tchaikovsky International Competition, the youngest person to do so, in 1990. She has gone on to an impressive concert and recording career that encompasses both traditional repertoire and world premieres. Her 2006 album J.S. Bach: Violin Concertos was an instant success. Her performance is impressive: incisive, nuanced, and idiomatic. Her tone has an appealing warmth, but she remains true to the character of the music and doesn't lapse into Romantic tone quality or interpretations.
Akiko Suwanai - Sibelius & Walton: Violin Concertos (2003/2012) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Akiko Suwanai - Sibelius & Walton: Violin Concertos (2003/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 61:38 minutes | 1.21 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

“Suwanai’s Sibelius was as evocative as it could have been. With a rare ability to combine precision and long-bowed resonance, Suwanai is an obvious match for this serious work…hers was a performance that reached deep into the heart of the music.” (The Scotsman, October 2011)
Akiko Suwanai & Pace Ennrico - Franck & R.Strauss: Violin Sonatas, Takemitsu: Hika (2016)

Akiko Suwanai & Pace Ennrico - Franck & R.Strauss: Violin Sonatas, Takemitsu: Hika
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 62:20 min | 145 MB
Label: Decca / Universal Music | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2016

The Japanese violinist Akiko Suwanai studied with Toshiya Eto at the Toho Gakuen School of Music, and later with Dorothy DeLay and Cho-Liang Lin at the Juilliard. With several prestigious prizes to her name, her outstanding achievement was as the youngest winner of the International Tchaikovsky Competition in 1990. Since then she has amassed an impressive discography (review ~ review ~ review). For her latest offering she has chosen two sonatas, often paired. Her collaborator on this occasion is the Italian pianist Enrico Pace.
Akiko Suwanai, Ivan Fischer, BFO - Dvorak: Violin Concerto, Mazurek; Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen, Carmen Fantasy (2001)

Antonín Dvořák - Violin Concerto, Mazurek, Op.49; Pablo de Sarasate - Zigeunerweisen, Carmen Fantasy (2001)
Akiko Suwanai, violin; Budapest Festival Orchestra, conducted by Iván Fischer

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 265 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 155 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips Classics | # 464 531-2 | Time: 00:55:27

Dvorák’s Violin Concerto has been undergoing a renaissance of sorts on disc, one that it entirely deserves. Its critics (starting with Joachim and Brahms) dismissed it for not adopting the usual sonata-form first movement structure, instead welding the truncated opening to the gorgeous slow movement. But really, how many violin concertos are there where you can really say that the best, most characterful and highly developed movement is the finale? And what could possibly be bad about that? Clearly Fischer and Suwanai understand where the music’s going: the performance gathers steam as it proceeds, and really cuts loose in that marvelous last movement. Suwani displays a characteristically polished technique and fine intonational ear (lending a lovely purity of utterance to the slow movement), but she’s not afraid to indulge in some “down and dirty” gypsy fiddling in the finale, or in the two Sarasate items that open the program.

Sibelius & Walton - Violin concertos - Akiko Suwanai  Music

Posted by trackball at Dec. 26, 2009
Sibelius & Walton - Violin concertos - Akiko Suwanai

Sibelius & Walton - Violin concertos - Akiko Suwanai
Classical | Easy CD-DA, APE tracks, No CUE, No Log | 1 CD, Cover, HQ | 273 MB
CD Date: September 2, 2008 | Decca Import

If the violin is a star, then so, also, must the surround sound superaudio master on this recorded performance get star status. The engineers have done a beautiful job, and the home disc carries their full-frequency, warm, top-notch sound right into your home listening room. Bravo. Not only is the Strad caught well, so it the band (full, detailed), plus room touches to reinforce the tonal body (especially nice in Sibelius' low strings, for example).

Anne Akiko Meyers - Seasons... Dreams... (2010) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at April 11, 2017
Anne Akiko Meyers - Seasons... Dreams... (2010) [Re-Up]

Anne Akiko Meyers - Seasons… Dreams… (2010)
with Emmanuel Ceysson (harp) and Reiko Uchida (piano)
Claude Debussy - Richard Wagner - Ludwig van Beethoven - Gene Pritsker
Vernon Duke - Joseph Kosma - Alfred Schnittke - Gabriel Faure

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 282 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Evosound Music | # EVSA200 | Time: 01:01:43

One of the world’s premiere concert violinists, Anne Akiko Meyers has been celebrated throughout her nearly three-decade career for her exceptional musicianship, charismatic presence and creative diversity. On this release, Meyers is joined by long-time collaborator Reiko Uchida on piano and the young harpist of the Paris Opera, Emmanuel Ceysson. Seasons…Dreams is anchored by Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 5 in F Major, Op. 24, “Spring.” This sets the stage for a series of lyrical pieces inspired by songs and poems which take us on a journey through the seasons and into reverie. Meyers presents familiar songs in unique arrangements and unexpected melodies mixed with traditional classical works. “I love the interchange of sound, the feeling of being a chameleon,” says Meyers of her constant exploration of different textures and sounds.

Akiko Meyers - The Complete RCA Recordings: Box Set 6CDs (2016)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Nov. 15, 2016
Akiko Meyers - The Complete RCA Recordings: Box Set 6CDs (2016)

Akiko Meyers - The Complete RCA Recordings: Box Set 6CDs (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 819 Mb
Label: Sony - Naxos | Release Year: 2016

Of the American violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, the American Record Guide is quoted as saying, Through her peerless mastery and vivid imagination there seems to be no limit to the colors she can draw from her instrument. Sony Classicals 6-CD reissue of some of her finest recordings include the Mendelssohn Concerto, which Gramophone praised for its sweetness and poetry, also lauding her rapt playing in Vaughan Williamss The Lark Ascending and her performance of Bruchs Scottish Fantasy, altogether a great success.
Janine Beichman, "Embracing the Firebird: Yosano Akiko and the Rebirth of the Female Voice in Modern Japanese Poetry"

Janine Beichman, "Embracing the Firebird: Yosano Akiko and the Rebirth of the Female Voice in Modern Japanese Poetry"
Univ of Hawaii Pr | 2002 | ISBN: 0824823478 | English | PDF | 352 pages | 8.98 Mb

A study of Yosano Akiko (1878-1942), famous post-classical woman poet of Japan. It follows Yosano from childhood to her twenties, as she freed herself from the alienation and frustration that shadowed her early years and, to use her own words, "danced out into the light" of poetry and self-liberation. …
Mastering Manga with Mark Crilley: 30 drawing lessons from the creator of Akiko [Repost]

Mastering Manga with Mark Crilley: 30 drawing lessons from the creator of Akiko by Mark Crilley
English | Mar. 8, 2012 | ISBN: 1440309310 | 340 Pages | PDF | 23.5 MB