Matt Haimovitz


Release Date: 04-02-2022
PTC: 5186293

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Josquin des Prez (arr. Matt Haimovitz)

1) Kyrie (from Missa Hercules Dux Ferrariae) 2.36

Missy Mazzoli

2) Beyond the Order of Things (After Josquin) 4.32

Niloufar Nourbakhsh

3) Cyclical Rabbits 6.12

Tomeka Reid

4) Volplaning 5.28

Nico Muhly

5) Spring Figures 4.56

Juri Seo

6) Two Rhapsodies of Spring 7.25

Gordon Getty

7) Spring Song 1.56

David Balakrishnan

8) Theme and Variants 3.39

Sky Macklay

9) 1 3 2 3 5.26

Nia Imani Franklin

10) Afro-dite 6.04

Jennifer Jolley

11) Compulsive Bloom 4.25

Alex Weston

12) Sandro/Charline:Both 7.20

Nina Shekhar

13) A negative space 5.13

Texu Kim

14) Beseeching 4.40
Total Tracks 14
Total Duration 01hr 03min

Album information

PRIMAVERA II the rabbits is the second of six albums in a momentous series encompassing 81 world premieres for solo cello. This digital album presents 13 new commissions by The Primavera Project for groundbreaking, multi-GRAMMY nominated cellist Matt Haimovitz. Each composer responds to Sandro Botticelli’s enigmatic painting, Primavera, and the prophetic large-scale triptych, Primavera 2020, by world-renowned contemporary artist Charline von Heyl.

Referencing the time of Botticelli, PRIMAVERA II the rabbits begins where PRIMAVERA I the wind left off. Haimovitz’s four-cello arrangement of Josquin des Prez’s Kyrie from Missa Hercules Dux Ferrariae harks back to Lisa Bielawa’s fantasy of the same, bridging to Missy Mazzoli’s deconstruction of Josquin in her haunting Beyond the Order of Things. Haimovitz also overlays the four cellos of Texu Kim’s Beseeching, entwining Native-American rain dance drumming and old Korean melodies in voices of desperation and hope.

The album takes its name from the rabbit trilogy motif in Charline von Heyl’s work. In Primavera 2020, the rabbits join the dancing graces, referencing centuries of symbolism: eternity, rebirth, fertility, and vitality. Niloufar Nourbakhsh depicts this communal ecstasy in her Cyclical Rabbits, incorporating Persian modes and oud-like strumming.

This is a digital-only album, not available as a physical product.