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Edgar Meyer

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Edgar Meyer is a prominent contemporary bassist. His styles include bluegrass, newgrass, jazz, and classical.

Meyer is noted for achieving virtuosity on an instrument usually neglected by exceptionally talented players. His skill has allowed him to perform difficult music originally composed for other instruments, as in his recordings of Bach's unaccompanied cello suites. Meyer frequently records and performs with other outstanding artists, including: Joshua Bell, Yo-Yo Ma, Béla Fleck, Sam Bush, Mike Marshall, and Mark O'Connor.

Meyer has also composed a number of works that break the traditional mold of classical music, including two double bass concertos, a double concerto for bass and cello, and a violin concerto composed specifically for Hillary Hahn.

His collaborations have been nominated for, and awarded, several Grammys. In 2002, he was named a MacArthur Fellow.

Discography

2004

  • Music For Two

2002

  • Meyer Bottesini Concertos with Joshua Bell & Yo-Yo Ma
  • Silk Road Journeys: When Strangers Meet

2001

  • The American Seasons
  • Perpetual Motion (2 Grammys)
  • Classic Yo-Yo
  • Classical Hits
  • Heartland: An Appalachian Anthology

2000

  • Bach: Unaccompanied Cello Suites Performed on Double Bass
  • Appalachian Journey Live in Concert (VHS and DVD)
  • Appalachian Journey (Grammy)
  • Barber, Meyer: Violin Concertos

1999

1997

1996

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