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