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Matt Haimovitz and Christopher O’Riley Explore Music of the Slavic Soul in TROIKA

Acclaimed for their adventurous and wide-ranging recording projects – from Beethoven Sonatas on period instruments to genre-bending arrangements of Radiohead and Arcade Fire – the endlessly inventive duo of cellist Matt Haimovitz and pianist Christopher O’Riley returns to explore music of the Slavic soul. Anchored by the cello sonatas of the iconic triumvirate of Russian composers – Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, and…

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Live Recording Captures Inaugural Concert Season of TIPPET RISE Art Center in Montana

Music by Scriabin, Chopin, Stravinsky, Rachmaninoff, and Antón García Abril From a summer of world-class performances in the intimacy of a concert barn, located on a 10,260-acre, working ranch dotted with majestic large-scale sculptures – all nestled against the backdrop of the Beartooth Mountains – comes Tippet Rise OPUS 2016: Domo, new from the PENTATONE Oxingale Series. In a centennial Scriabin…

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Composer Luna Pearl Woolf ~ 8 New & Acclaimed Works Heard This Spring

The music of Luna Pearl Woolf, praised by The New York Times for its “psychological nuances and emotional depth” is heard far and wide this spring with both existing works and new commissions, with artists including Dame Evelyn Glennie and ensembles such as the Deutsches Kammerorchester. Utilizing a huge variety of instrumentation  –  from solo clarinet to orchestra to cello-and-choir  –  Woolf’s…

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David Krakauer and Matt Haimovitz’s Profound and “Brilliantly Inventive” AKOKA Receives its First International & Remastered SACD

First released in North America to great acclaim in 2014, clarinetist David Krakauer and cellist Matt Haimovitz’s “brilliantly inventive” (The New York Times) live recording, AKOKA, is remastered and released on SACD internationally on the PENTATONE Oxingale Series this month. AKOKA lifts Messiaen’s transcendent Quartet for the End of Time – in a “shatteringly beautiful performance” (The Jewish Week) –…

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Cellist Matt Haimovitz Reaches New Heights in His Intense Engagement with the Bach Suites with Six Commissions and Premiere Recordings

Matt Haimovitz’s continuously-evolving and intense engagement with the Bach Cello Suites reaches a new zenith with Overtures to Bach, six new commissions that anticipate and reflect each of the cello suites. The new overtures expand upon the multitude of spiritual, cross-cultural, and vernacular references found in the Bach, building a bridge from the master’s time to our own. Overtures to Bach,…

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Two Schubert Masterpieces and Matt Haimovitz Favorites Beautifully Remastered for PENTATONE

Two of Schubert’s great masterpieces – as well as two of cellist Matt Haimovitz’s most personally significant recordings – are now remastered and rereleased in SACD surround sound on the PENTATONE Oxingale series – the fifth release since PENTATONE and Oxingale Records joined forces at the beginning of 2015. For this 2001 recording of Schubert’s Sonata for Arpeggione and Piano…

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Haimovitz & O’Riley’s Acclaimed Shuffle.Play.Listen. Gets a High-res Re-release on Pentatone

In 2011, pianist Christopher O’Riley and cellist Matt Haimovitz released their genre-blurring double-album Shuffle.Play.Listen. to wide acclaim. Deemed “a landmark record” (Portland Press Herald) and “a stimulating step forward” (AllMusic), Shuffle.Play.Listen. juxtaposes works by Stravinsky, Martinu, Janáček, and Piazzolla with O’Riley’s arrangements of Bernard Hermann, Radiohead, Cocteau Twins, Blonde Redhead, Arcade Fire and John McLaughlin. The new reissue – available…

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If Music Be the Food of Love ~ Cellist Matt Haimovitz on Tour with Voice

This February, cellist Matt Haimovitz, known as a “remarkable virtuoso” who “never turns in a predictable performance” (The New Yorker), launches a new collaboration with the acclaimed UK trio Voice in If Music Be the Food of Love, a Shakespeare-themed concert program spanning more than eight centuries – from Hildegard of Bingen to Leonard Cohen. Among the works exploring the…

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Luna Pearl Woolf’s “Better Gods” Debuts at Washington National Opera January 8 & 9

Better Gods, a new opera by composer Luna Pearl Woolf, will have its world premiere at the Kennedy Center on January 8 and 9 presented by Washington National Opera, Francesca Zambello, Artistic Director. The story of the last queen of Hawaii and the fall of the Hawaiian monarchy, with a libretto by Caitlin Vincent, the one-hour opera is part of…

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Matt Haimovitz Unveils “A Moveable Feast”: Bach and the Unexpected

“This ferociously talented cellist bring his megawatt sound and uncommon expressive gifts to a vast variety of styles …” – The New York Times, September 2015 NEW RECORDING: J.S. BACH The Cello Suites According to Anna Magdalena Fifteen years after his pivotal first recording of the Cello Suites by J.S. Bach, which launched the newborn Oxingale Records, Matt Haimovitz returns…

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