“Israel-born, home in North America, multi-faceted cellist Matt Haimovitz on his new CD Leipzig Baroque with Hawaiian lifestyle. What emerged is a great version of Bach’s cello suites . And a video of the week.”
“For all that we get Haimovitz’s total artistry, a deep resonance to the cello not heard quite like this in standard versions, and an expressivity that is very palpable and rugged at times, without a romantic sort of rubato so much as a baroque one, which is to say that the sort of bravura of the post-Beethoven cello is replaced by a different sort of emotiveness, born of the resonance of the open strings and a restrained vibrato, with the up-down bowing dynamics of the flat bow and the phrasing of Anna’s version suggesting a performance of great clarity and zest. There is a rough-hewn, exuberant beauty to it all. And not a stitch of sentimentality.”
October 05, 2015 In a Strings exclusive, Matt Haimovitz has released a music video from his forthcoming album, The Cello Suites According to Anna Magdalena (Pentatone), of the Prelude from […]
August 30, 2015 OSWEGO — Renowned cellist Matt Haimovitz will launch the season’s Artswego Performing Arts Series at SUNY Oswego with the unaccompanied cello suites of Johann Sebastian Bach performed […]
It’s been more than a dozen years since Matt Haimovitz first took Bach’s solo cello suites on tour across North America in nontraditional venues. On Saturday, he brought them to Georgetown’s Dumbarton Church, where he presented the six suites — split in two back-to-back performances — in a refreshing old-meets-new light.
January 19, 2010 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 […]
October 29, 2009 How about a little Elliott Carter as you sip your drink and nibble pretzels in a dimly-lit lounge? Don’t scoff. That’s the kind of ear-liberating musical experience […]