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The Examiner: Oxingale presents a stunning context for Messiaen on its latest release

April 2, 2014

Yesterday Oxingale released a new recording with a somewhat intimidating title, Akoka: Reframing Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time. This title definitely deserves points (and probably extra credit) for truth in advertising. 754 more words

Matt Haimovitz

Socalled - Traditional Klezmer music meets JT

Oh man this is just so very “meshuga”. Be careful, once this song makes it’s way into your head, it may be there for a while.

Akoka: Reframing Olivier Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time

Available in-store and online on April 1st


“A shatteringly beautiful performance of Olivier Messiaen’s ‘Quartet for the End of Time.’”

-The Jewish Week… 596 more words

Matt Haimovitz

The Jewish Week: Hearing A Jewish Downbeat

February 19, 2014

Cellist Matt Haimovitz’s Shoah-tinged ‘Akoka.’

When he was 16, Israeli-born cellist Matt Haimovitz was invited to play Richard Strauss’ “Don Quixote” with the Berlin Philharmonic under the direction of Herbert von Karajan. 370 more words

Matt Haimovitz