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Avant-garde classics

Avant-garde classics is my first playlist that is published in the browse section in the spotify client. It covers avant-garde classical music, mostly composed after 1945. 27 more words


WQXR Q2 Music: Matt Haimovitz Channels Vast Dynamic Range in 4-Hour Retrospective, 'Orbit'

August 10, 2015

I’ve got a cranium full of Matt Haimovitz at the moment, and have not yet reached capacity. Clocking in at 3.75 hours, the cello soloist’s latest release, “Orbit,” stockpiles the majority share of selections from five albums (on his Oxingale Records label), spanning 2003-2011, along with recent numbers by Phillip Glass and Luna Pearl Woolf. 257 more words

Matt Haimovitz

Volkskrant: Haimovitz is het soort muzikant dat elk stuk spannend maakt

August 5, 2015

4/5 stars

“a mighty triple CD with contemporary music for solo cello, is actually more of a quest…Orbit is named for the late and remarkably successful cello piece of Philip Glass…The album is basically an anthology (and something more) from the CDs that the cellist has released on his own label. 319 more words

Matt Haimovitz

Zum Publikum: The Challenges of Experimentalism

Containing pieces composed in 1778 through to 1966 by Ligeti, Mozart, Prokofiev and Pärt, Oxford University Sinfonietta’s programme for their upcoming concert is one of the most diverse that I have seen this term. 1,165 more words


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On experimentalism

Friday Focus: L'Escalier du Diable by György Ligeti

Literally, ‘The Devil’s Staircase’, this is one of a number of solo piano etudes by the Hungarian composer György Ligeti, and perhaps the best known. Listen to how the piece is built from layers: at first, small patterns of ascending quavers, getting ever more manic; later on, chords build up underneath in slow motion. 40 more words


Top 10 classical composers of all time - Part 1

This is part one of a two-part post where I propose my personal list of the ten greatest composers of classical music. It is always risky to create such lists, in that some names who deserve to be included are usually unjustly left out. 906 more words