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Matt Haimovitz & Mari Kodama – Mon ami, mon amour (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Matt Haimovitz & Mari Kodama – Mon ami, mon amour (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:01:57 minutes | 1,04 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © PentaTone

The vibrant musical palette of cellist Matt Haimovitz and the graceful insight of pianist Mari Kodama exquisitely meld in “MON AMI, Mon amour”. Cello and piano remain in constant, colorful conversation for rarities by sisters Lili and Nadia Boulanger, in Debussy’s neo-Baroque Sonata, and in the effervescent world of Poulenc’s Cello Sonata. Ravel’s poignant Kaddish and Milhaud’s hopeful Élégie, composed at the end of World War II, round out a program which, even in times of darkness, never loses sight of its joie de vivre. Two Fauré gems are included, the virtuosic Papillon and the breathtaking Après un rêve, with its longing for a mysterious night and an elusive, ecstatic love.

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Jamie Barton, Jake Heggie, Matt Haimovitz – Jake Heggie – Unexpected Shadows (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Jamie Barton, Jake Heggie, Matt Haimovitz – Jake Heggie – Unexpected Shadows (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:06:29 minutes | 0,99 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © PentaTone

Star mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton presents a recital of songs by American composer Jake Heggie, with the composer at the piano. UNEXPECTED SHADOWS is a celebration in words and music of powerful, exceptional women. The program contains four song cycles, a standalone art song, and an opera aria.

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Jamie Barton, Jake Heggie, Matt Haimovitz – Jake Heggie: The Work at Hand (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Jamie Barton, Jake Heggie, Matt Haimovitz – Jake Heggie – The Work at Hand (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 18:39 minutes | 294 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © PentaTone

This is the second pre-release EP derived from UNEXPECTED SHADOWS, a celebration in words and music of powerful, exceptional women, with songs composed by Jake Heggie, and performed by mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton, with the composer at the piano. The Work at Hand sets poetry by the late Laura Morefield, in which she describes the difficult and deeply human experience of knowing it is time to say goodbye and let go: resenting, fighting, struggling to find grace and peace. Matt Haimovitz’ cello playing adds an extra layer to this profoundly moving song cycle.

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Matt Haimovitz, Devon Guthrie, Nancy Anderson, Elise Quagliata – Luna Pearl Woolf: Fire and Flood (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Matt Haimovitz, Devon Guthrie, Nancy Anderson, Elise Quagliata – Luna Pearl Woolf: Fire and Flood (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:15:22 minutes | 1,41 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © PentaTone

From a deeply stirring Mass to hauntingly re-imagined Leonard Cohen masterpieces, “Luna Pearl Woolf: Fire and Flood” encompasses 25 years of vocal works by composer Luna Pearl Woolf, as performed by the Choir of Trinity Wall Street, cellist Matt Haimovitz, and more, conducted by Julian Wachner. In her penetrating album notes, New York Times contributing writer Corinna Da Fonseca-Wollheim comments, “Luna Pearl Woolf trains a zoom lens on the collective experience, sometimes plunging us right into the midst of destruction and anarchy only to pull back, in one swoop, to a clear-eyed plane of compassion”.

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Matt Haimovitz – Primavera I: The Wind (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Matt Haimovitz – Primavera I: The Wind (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:24:27 minutes | 1,63 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © PentaTone

“PRIMAVERA I the wind” is the first collection in a momentous series encompassing 81 world premieres for solo cello. This digital album presents 14 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.

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Johann Sebastian Bach – The Cello Suites According to Anna Magdalena – Matt Haimovitz (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Johann Sebastian Bach – The Cello Suites According to Anna Magdalena – Matt Haimovitz (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 02:13:55 minutes | 2,35 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Booklet, Front Cover | © Pentatone Music B.V.
Recorded: Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City in April 2015

Fresh off the heels of his revelatory period-instrument recording of the complete Beethoven Sonatas and Variations with Christopher O’Riley, BEETHOVEN, Period., Haimovitz releases J.S. Bach: The Cello Suites according to Anna Magdalena on baroque cello and cello piccolo, the five-string instrument for which Bach’s Suite VI was likely intended.

The original manuscript of J.S. Bach’s 6 Suites for Cello Solo has been lost to history. One of our only apostles is a copy made by Anna Magdalena, Bach’s second wife, her handwriting uncanny in its likeness to the composer’s own. Since 1890, when Casals found a published copy in a second-hand music shop and first performed the suites in public 20 years later, the suites have been both Bible and Holy Grail of the solo cello repertoire – each cellist searching for his own way into the heart of this music.

Cellist Matt Haimovitz has been closely associated with the Bach suites since the year 2000, when the former child prodigy jump-started the alt-classical revolution by performing the complete cycle in folk clubs and rock venues, including New York’s now-defunct punk palace CBGB’s. That same year, he released a 3-CD set of the Suites that launched the newborn Oxingale Records.

Now, 15 years later, Haimovitz returns to The Cello Suites with a stunning new interpretation, intimately informed by Anna Magdalena’s manuscript and the tools of the time.

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