March 24, 2015 No 4 Beethoven Complete Works for Cello and Piano Matt Haimovitz vc Christopher O’Riley fp (Pentatone) ‘Haimovitz and O’Riley impress in both the lyrical moments and […]
Sensitive, even soulful, playing by Haimovitz and crisp articulation of the piano part on a mellifluous Broadwood of Beethoven’s day.
April 15, 2015 The cellist Matt Haimovitz and pianist Christopher O’Riley are quick to emphasize that their recent venture into Baroque period instruments isn’t some fusty or antiquated pursuit. The […]
“Hearing these two gifted musicians working together with such pleasure and mutual understanding was like seeing two people collaborate on a challenging crossword puzzle, at high speed—fascinating in the moment, and, once the mind caught up to what they were doing, uncanny and dazzling.”
“one of the best recordings of the year” … “full of subtle beauties” … “full feeling and remarkable intelligence.”
March 20, 2015 Classique Beethoven Les Sonates et Variations pour violoncelle et piano. Matt Haimovitz, Christopher O’Riley. Pentatone SACD PTC 5186 475. Professeur à l’école de musique Schulich de l’Université […]
Haimovitz and pianist Christopher O’Riley play the living daylights out of these works. They lap up Beethoven’s combative style like hungry lions anticipating raw steak, relishing the composer’s frequentsubito dynamics, unpredictable placement of accents and over-the-bar-line phrase groupings
March 11, 2015 Internationally acclaimed cellist Matt Haimovitz and pianist Christopher O’Riley play an all-Beethoven program at Salle Bourgie (1339 Sherbrooke St. W.) at 7:30 p.m. This tour has them […]
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
March 1, 2015 Though works by core-repertoire composers like Beethoven and Brahms figure in this month’s survey of the best new classical releases, the majority of our attached mix is […]
March 1, 2015 Matt Haimovitz’s new Beethoven set launches affiliation with Dutch label Even for pioneering cellist Matt Haimovitz, recording Beethoven’s complete music for cello and piano on period instruments […]
February 27, 2015 Beethoven, Period Matt Haimovitz; Christopher O’Riley Pentatone PTC 5186 475 Beethoven’s interest in the cello appears to have begun early on. His first set of two cello […]
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.
SF Examiner: Duo plays Beethoven as Beethoven would have wished