Digital Dose: Matteo

February 14, 2011


One of the most intrepid artists of his generation uses his 300-year-old Matteo Goffriller cello as a launchpad to explore a wildly diverse array of Italian music spanning three centuries. Rich in both history and sound, the instrument serves as a compelling medium for music by everyone from Gabrielli to Dallapiccola, Berio and Sciarrino. But it’s Haimovitz who truly ties it all together, displaying remarkable virtuosity and putting a dynamic, resonant stamp on everything he touches. Grade: A

By Zachary Lewis

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