April 18, 2017 HAYS– Tickets are now on sale for Matt Haimovitz: “The Bach Suites — A Moveable Feast,” the next performance of the 2016-2017 Encore Series. The performance is […]
March 1, 2017 Often we think of a musical instrument’s properties in the context of ensemble performance, where it fits in an overall sonic tapestry with any or all components […]
September 26, 2016 Matt Haimovitz at The Crypt Sessions The cellist Matt Haimovitz is one of the mavericks of his instrument, breaking new ground with each commission for solo cello […]
September 21, 2016 “Perhaps a handful of minds throughout history have had as profound an impact as Bach on future composers and thinkers,” muses Montreal cellist Matt Haimovitz. “Bach is […]
September 1, 2016 Recently named Pentatone’s Artist of the Season, Matt Haimovitz has never shied from making waves in performance or recording. The Montreal-based cellist has already proven his Bach […]
August 31, 2016 On September 23rd, cellist Matt Haimovitz will give an intimate candlelight performance in the underground crypt beneath The Church of the Intercession in Harlem, part of Unison Media’s […]
August 23, 2016 Performing artists are continuing to explore new ways to present their music. We have seen works by a contemporary composer joined with compositions from the 1700’s. We […]
August 26, 2016 If you do not know, Matt Haimovitz is that enormously talented, accomplished and daring more-or-less young cellist who has embarked on a series of brilliant, genre bending […]
SONNTAG, 14. AUGUST 2016 im Bach glüht Alte Musik muss nicht in die Gegenwart übersetzt werden. Wenn Matt Haimovitz sie zum Klingen bringt, ist sie unser Jetzt Der Violoncellist Matt […]
August 5, 2016 CLASSICAL Various Composers, Overtures to Bach performed by cellist Matt Haimovitz (Pentatone/Oxingale) Almost all cellists have personal relationships to Bach’s magnificent Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello. Matt […]
August 1, 2016 Heitor Villa-Lobos called Bach “…a kind of universal folkloric source, rich and profound.” He mined a particularly rich Bachian vein throughout his career, as have so many […]
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 […]
March 8, 2016 You don’t usually expect to find a classical cellist at a rock club. But Matt Haimovitz isn’t your usual classical cellist.
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.”
“Haimovitz brings a beguiling lightness to the line that propels the listener from the sunny serenity of the Prelude to the moto perpetuo of the final Gigue, despite the deceptively complicated harmonic structure of that Suite as a whole. This, in turn, allows the almost preternatural control he displays in the Sarabande of the Fifth Suite to unravel it with all the desolation of a melodic line that has no hint of that previous complexity, and create the impact it should – as a profound statement of emotional isolation.”