November 12, 2015 Matt Haimovitz’s attitude toward his 1710 cello is that “it’s survived 300 years, and if you take good care of it I’m not going to be afraid […]
“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.”
4.5/5 Stars Cellist Matt Haimovitz and pianist Christopher O’Riley released their first album together in 2011, an eclectic program of clever crossover arrangements titled Shuffle.Play.Listen. Haimovitz is well-known for bringing […]
March 9, 2015 Acclaimed cellist and pianist duo perform from their new album of carefully recreated classics: “Beethoven, Period”. Listen here: CBC Radio
February 22, 2015 NEW RELEASE OF THE WEEK Beethoven, Period. Pentatone PTC 5186 475 Beethoven: Cello Sonata No 3 in A major, Op 69 (26:11) Matt Haimovitz, cello; Christopher O’Riley, […]
This will be delightfully fascinating for all who know the music. It gives us a different sort of lyric appreciation of the music, a new life born of a return to the period sound.
January 26, 2015 “Crossover” has become one of the hot buzzwords of the music scene in recent years as classical musicians seek to broaden their horizons by moving into non-classical […]
PENTATONE has initiated a cooperation with the American record company Oxingale Records. Now they launch the debut work of their collaboration, which has subcategory Oxingale Series.
January 5, 2015 Matt Haimovitz and Christopher O’Riley, two fearless musicians who have bonded over common musical passions of wide range and scope, reunite for BEETHOVEN, Period., an illuminating voyage […]
Oxingale Music, publisher of a range of contemporary sheet music from award-winning composers, announces the first in a series of composition competitions aimed at building the repertoire for cello and unusual ensembles. The nucleus of Oxingale Music is a catalogue of works written for, premiered by, and recorded by Grammy-nominated cellist Matt Haimovitz.
March 12, 2014 WHEN Matt Haimovitz (pictured), a concert-hall cellist, travels, he is accompanied by CBBG Haimovitz. That’s Cabin Baggage Haimovitz—Mr Haimovitz’s cello. “When I was a teenager, my strategy […]
May 13, 2011 Cellist Matt Haimovitz made his debut at the age of 13 as a soloist with Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic. At age 17 he made his […]
March 24, 2011 C’est pour rendre hommage à son violoncelle que Matt Haimovitz (que l’on peut encore voir ce 24 mars créer la musique de Denys Bouliane à l’OSM) a […]
November 2, 2010 Listen to John Schaefer’s WNYC Radio Show It’s that time of the month again for the new releases show on New Sounds. John Schaefer carefully sorts through […]