June 3, 2016 Two of Schubert’s great masterpieces – as well as two of cellist Matt Haimovitz’s most personally significant recordings – are now remastered and rereleased in SACD surround […]
July 11, 2016 Franz Schubert composed nothing for solo cello, but there is a way cellists can still program his music. Matt Haimovitz’s 2016 release on PentaTone offers the Arpeggione […]
July 8, 2016 Schubert : Quintette à deux violoncelles, D. 956. Sonate pour Arpeggione. Pentatone PTC 5186 549. Le violoncelliste Matt Haimovitz, professeur à McGill et ancienne vedette de la Deutsche Grammophon, […]
July 2, 2016 Two classic collaborations from cellist Matt Haimovitz enjoy sonic glory in these restorations from Pentatone. SCHUBERT: Arpeggione Sonata in a minor, D. 821; String Quintet in C […]
November 21, 2015 J. S. BACH – The Cello Suites according to Magdalena– Matt Haimovitz; PENTATONE Oxingale Series 2 CD von Dr. Ingobert Waltenberger Der neugierige und vor allem auch als Vorkämpfer […]
Haimovitz gives thoughtful and well-considered performances of these seminal works in resonant sound that captures his baroque cello and cello piccolo (Suite 6) in terrific sonics. I won’t harp yet again on the felicities of recording solo and small ensembles in surround sound—often more than the largest Mahler symphony, these sorts of settings benefit from the finest sound, allowing the most subtle of expressions to come across as if one was sitting directly in the presence of these artists in the most intimate of listening spaces.
“In Matt Haimovitz’s impressive almost-two-and-a-half hour recording, we are taken on a journey through the dances most of us may have heard on separate occasions, one suite a a time, or programmed as stand-alone movements, but rarely had the opportunity to experience in such a neat unit. This rarity is a very special must-have for this reason. The album is full of Haimovitz’s personality, with distinctive expressive flourishes and quirks.”