November 17, 2010
When last we heard Matt Haimovitz’s cello, it was scratching and scraping through a gloriously raucous rendition of Jimi Hendrix’s own rendering of “The Star Spangled Banner.” For more than five concentrated minutes, Haimovitz wrenched every last idiomatic drop from his 300-year-old instrument. To the underage punks outside on State Street, it no doubt sounded like Continue reading
August 5, 2010
The title of this CD, Odd Couple, refers to the fact that the cello and piano combination, although a pairing first introduced by Beethoven for his great cello sonatas, has always been considered an awkward or maladjusted blend of instruments. Well, if that were true, a countless number of masterpieces would never have seen the light of day. Instead, I believe this CD Continue reading
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Two powerhouse performers, cellist Matt Haimovitz and pianist Geoffrey Burleson, come together on Odd Couple
, released September 16 from Oxingale Records.
Odd Couple Celebrates Elliott Carter’s 100th birthday Continue reading