Edgar Meyer

Edgar Meyer

Also known as E. Meyer, Edgar, Edgar Meyers, Meyer
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Discography of Edgar Meyer:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Music For Two 21 Audio 2004 Sony Classical
2 Barber & Meyer Violin Concertos 7 Audio 2000-03-14 Sony Classical
3 Appalachian Journey 15 Audio 2000-03-21 Sony Classical
4 Appalachia Waltz 16 Audio 1996 Sony Classical
5 Listen To The StoryTeller: A Trio Of Musical Tales From Around The World 12 Audio 1999 Sony Classical
6 Appalachian Journey 15 Audio 2000 Sony Classical
7 The Goat Rodeo Sessions 11 Audio 2011-10-24 Sony Classical
8 Dreams Of Flight 7 Audio 1987 MCA Records
9 Meyer - Bottesini: Concertos 14 Audio 2002 Sony Classical
10 The Melody Of Rhythm — Triple Concerto & Music For Trio 11 Audio 2009 E1 Entertainment
11 Love Of A Lifetime 9 Audio 1988 MCA Records
12 The Goat Rodeo Sessions 11 Audio 2011 Sony Classical
13 The Goat Rodeo Sessions - Deluxe Edition 30 Audio 2012 Sony Classical
14 Appalachian Journey 15 Audio 2000
15 Skip, Hop & Wobble 11 Audio 1993 Sugar Hill Records (2)
16 Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile 12 Audio 2008 Nonesuch Records
17 Heartland (An Appalachian Anthology) 16 Audio 2001 Sony Classical
18 Short Trip Home 13 Audio 1999 Sony Classical
19 Bach Unaccompanied Cello Suites Performed On Double Bass 21 Audio 2000 Sony Classical
20 Appalachian Journey 15 Audio 1999 Sony Classical
21 Tiny Desk Concert 2 Audio 2010-07-26 National Public Radio
22 Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile 23 Audio 2008 Nonesuch Records
23 Appalachia Waltz 16 Audio 1996 Sony Classical

Prominent contemporary bassist and composer. His styles include Classical, Bluegrass, Newgrass, and Jazz (born November 24, 1960).

Meyer has worked as a session musician in Nashville, part of various chamber groups, a composer, and an arranger. His collaborators have spanned a wide range of musical styles and talents; among them are Joshua Bell, Yo-Yo Ma, Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, Sam Bush, James Taylor, Chris Thile, Mike Marshall, Mark O'Connor, Alison Krauss, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and the trio Nickel Creek.

Meyer grew up in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He learned to play the double bass from his father, the late Edgar Meyer, Sr., who directed the string orchestra program for the local public school system. Meyer later went on to Indiana University to study with Stuart Sankey.

Meyer is noted for achieving virtuosity on an instrument of unusual technical difficulty. Following in the footsteps of other bass players like Gary Karr and Mark Bernat before him, he has tried a hand at performing music originally composed for other instruments, such as Bach's unaccompanied cello suites.

Meyer has also composed a number of works, including two double bass concertos, a string quintet, a double concerto for bass and cello, and a violin concerto in 1999 composed specifically for Hilary Hahn.

In 2000, he won the Avery Fisher Prize, given once every few years to classical instrumentalists for outstanding achievement. In 2002, he was named a MacArthur Fellow. Meyer's collaboration with Yo-Yo Ma and Mark O'Connor on the widely acclaimed Sony Classical disc Appalachia Waltz reached the top of the United States pop charts for 16 weeks when it was released. Meyer collaborated again with Yo-Yo Ma and Mark O'Connor on Appalachian Journey, that earned a Grammy Award for Best Classical Crossover Album.

On Meyer's self-titled 2006 Sony Classical release, he performs accompanied only by himself on a wide variety of instruments besides his usual piano and double bass, including guitar, banjo, viola da gamba, mandolin and dobro.

Meyer is Adjunct Associate Professor of Double Bass at Vanderbilt University's Blair School of Music, as well as at the Curtis Institute.

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