April 29, 2014 Vier von fünf Sternen verlieh der Kritiker des «Guardian» dem ersten Konzert des Sinfonieorchester Basels – eine Note, die in diesem Sektor Seltenheitswert geniesst. Andrew Clements titelt […]
The Basel SO certainly did their three pieces proud. In Philip Glass’s Cello Concerto No 2 they were joined by cellist Matt Haimowitz. He shaped the cello’s keening phrases with such care that they seemed like the outpourings of genuine lyricism, which repeats only to intensify.
Philip Glass’s Cello Concerto No.2 is a re-working of music written for the 2001 film, Naqoyqatsi: Life as War. … Haimovitz’s playing was remarkably beautiful throughout, despite the many demands made on his technical prowess.
December 12, 2013 Philip Glass This Concerto grew from music Glass composed in 2001 for Naqoyqatsi, his third collaboration with the innovative documentary director, Godfrey Reggio. Glass had completed […]
December 12, 2013 Replete with images of war, death, conflict and pain, Naqoyqatsi is arguably the darkest and most disturbing depiction of ‘life out of balance’ in Godfrey Reggio’s […]
September 30, 2013 The terrific Matt Haimovitz is back with another fascinating CD, this time featuring the Cello Concerto No.2 “Naqoyqatsi” by Philip Glass (Orange Mountain Music OMM 0087). Long-time […]
June 4, 2013 Philip Glass. Cello Concerto No.2 “Naqoyqatsi”. Matt Haimowitz–Denis Russell Davies. Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Orange Mountain Music. Philip Glass makes music that mostly sounds like Philip Glass. His […]
March 20, 2013 Speaking by phone from Montreal, Israeli-born cellist Matt Haimovitz revealed that he’s a great admirer of the American singer Nina Simone. Looking at his life and career, […]
March 11, 2013 Given that Koyaanisqatsi, Philip Glass‘s first collaboration with film director Godfrey Reggio, stands alongside Einstein on the Beach as one of those rare instances where experimental culture
August 16, 2011 Bruegel’s Tower of Babel turning to a heartbeat is the opening sequence to Naqoyqatsi – Life as War – the third Qatsi collaboration between director Godfrey Reggio […]