Haimovitz, Matt / Matteo
Album:Matteo Collection:Classical
Artist:Haimovitz, Matt Added:Mar 2011
Label:Oxingale Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-10-02 Pull Date:2011-12-04 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:Nov 27Nov 13Oct 16Oct 9

Recent Airplay
1.Nov 20, 2011:Everything.
Ricercar 5
3.Oct 15, 2011:Jazzerkill
Capriccio For Solo Cello
2.Nov 07, 2011:Mixed Up Class
Dallapiccola: Adagio (from Ciaccona, intermezzo e adagio)
4.Oct 03, 2011:Mixed Up Class
Gabrielli: Ricercar for cello solo no. 7 in D minor

Album Review
Reviewed 2011-09-27 
Matt Haimovitz's cello's 300th birthday (!) is the occasion for this recording of solo cello pieces, juxtaposing old pieces - Gabrielli's 7 Ricercari pieces, written in 1689 and anticipating if not inspiring Bach's Cello Suites written in 1717-1723 - and new pieces, most of them premiered in this album. Haimovitz's playing is brilliant and inspired, offering fresh interpretations of old pieces.
- Ruben

1*. [6:05] Same opening phrase (transposed) as Bach's Praeludium to his Suite No.2 in D minor!!
2*. [11:30] Opens with drumming patterns. Then drawn out melodies interspersed with quick runs and more drum patterns.
3*. [1:57] Polyphonic demonstration - alternatively playing on the low and the high strings.
4*. [7:20] Polychords. multiple sections with different characters. atonal.
5. [2:21] Sharp attacks. more animated.
6. [6:40] Lyrical. Calm. Explicit elements of twelve-tone composition.
7*. [4:14] Fast. Melodic. Echoes of Bach's 1st Partita for Violin
8*. [8:24] Free-form movement of contrasting materials. Overtones plays.
9*. [4:33] Gavotte rhythm (?)
10. [5:46] Plays with dissonance, overtones. Explore the sound possibilities of the instrument.
11. [3:43] Dance rhythm.
12. [8:26] Sparse. Free rhythm. No melodic development.
13. [2:14] Free form.

Track Listing
1.Ricercar 7 7.Ricercar 6
2.Sequenza Xiv 8.Capriccio For Solo Cello
3.Ricercar 5 9.Ricercar 4
4.Ciaccona 10.Ai Limiti Della Notte
5.Intermezzo 11.Ricercar 3
6.Adagio 12.Il Suono E Il Suo Doppio
 13.Ricercar 1