March 7, 2011
From Matt Haimovitz’s cello, made by Matteo Gofriller in Venice (Italy) many centuries ago, comes a curious and very appealing solo cello recital that comes with Haimovitz attached. The CD is called “Matteo,” and also comes attached with lots of semi-precious liner notes and a wonderful spectrum of music. Slices of Domenico Gabrielli interleave with 20th and 21st century music by Dallapiccola, Scelsi, Sciarrino and the Canadian Brian Cherney. The modern music is a stretch but confirms the breathtaking immediacy beauty of the remote Venetian (Italy).
By Laurence Vittes
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