Tuesday 8 September 2015

The New York Times' Review of "Orbit" - Matt Haimovitz



“In this fascinating three-disc survey of music for solo cello written since the end of World War II, this ferociously talented cellist bring his megawatt sound and uncommon expressive gifts to a vast variety of styles ... by turns heartwarming, scary, playful and groovy, this recording reveals worlds inside a single instrument.”

 

We are so proud to share with you that our release of “Orbit” Music for Solo Cello with Matt Haimovitz from the PENTATONE OXINGALE SERIES received another delightful review on The New York Times! Matt Haimovitz succeeded to show his musical gift in this musical journey recording. Below you can read the pleasant review about this recording.

 

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In this fascinating three-disc survey of music for solo cello written since the end of World War II, this ferociously talented cellist brings his megawatt sound and uncommon expressive gifts to a vast variety of styles, often with surprising results. Mr. Haimovitz finds sensuality in Pierre Boulez, Baroque stringency in Philip Glass and Verdian drama in Salvatore Sciarrino. By turns heartwarming, scary, playful and groovy, this recording reveals worlds inside a single instrument. The ghost of Bach is never far away, of course, but the specter Mr. Haimovitz conjures most vividly is that of Jimi Hendrix, whose rendition of “The Spar-Spangled Banner” he imitates in all its subversive brilliance.

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Photo by Carol Rosegg