AUDIOPHILE AUDITION: PAUL MORAVEC: “Northern Lights Electric” = Wonderful set of works from this Very American Composer! ****

March 17, 2013

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PAUL MORAVEC: “Northern Lights Electric” = Northern Lights Electric; Clarinet Concerto; Sempre Diritto!; Montserrat: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra – David Krakauer, clarinet/Matt Haimovitz, cello/Boston Modern Orch. Project/Gil Rose – BMOP/sound 1024; 70:42 [Distr. by Albany] ****:

Paul Moravec’s music, for me, is consistently bracing, exhilarating and entertaining. Continue reading

WFMT: Music of Paul Moravec

January 27, 2013

Paul Moravec: Northern Lights Electric

Moravec: Montserrat (Cello Concerto) (22:28) BMOP/Sound

Matt Haimovitz, cello; Boston Modern Orchestra Project / Gil Rose

Moravec’s cello concerto pays tribute to Pablo Casals and the mountaintop monastery that became Continue reading

Seattle Times: A man and a cello walk into a bar: Matt Haimovitz plays the Tractor

January 19, 2010

Photo by Martin Laporte

The Tractor Tavern’s stage is no stranger to vintage instruments, but for Matt Haimovitz, the notion of a classic ax takes on a decidedly longer perspective.

The cello virtuoso, who has spent the past decade bringing Bach, Britten, Hindemith and Webern to rock clubs, nightspots, restaurants and dives, is celebrating the 300th anniversary of his instrument, which was built in 1710 by Venetian luthier Matteo Goffriller (who’s to cellos what Stradivarius is to violins). Continue reading