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Œuvres de Lou Harrison, David Sanford, Osvaldo Golijov, Luna Pearl Woolf, Robert Stern, Steven Mackey, Augusta Read Thomas, Tod Machover, Toby Twining, Matt Haimovitz / Matt Haimovitz, violoncelle


In the age of sterile, hopelessly unimaginative "crossover" projects, cellist Matt Haimovitz earned a solid reputation with his passionate, earnestly invigorating advocay of the Bach Cello Suites in non-traditional venues for classical music. But his exciting project here on Anthem goes even several steps further: rather than rely on a safe brand-name composer, Haimovitz has put together a program of mostly unfamiliar music celebrating both American composers and the unfettered capacity of his instrument. Lou Harrison's prelude from "Rhymes with Silver" is spiked with a taste of baroque linearity but commands with its uncontrived, openhearted melancholy. A sense of musical playfulness dominates in Golijov's Omaramar, a Gardel-inspired fantasia, while one of the disc's most stunning showpieces is Haimovitz's take on a pioneering early piece by Tod Machover, With Dadaji in Paradise, which seemingly explores every inch of the instrument's landscape (Haimovitz can also be heard playing "hypercello" on the latter's intriguing recording the Hyperstring Triology). Two of the pieces were inspired by the atrocity of 9/11: David Sanford's effective Seventh Avenue Kaddish--where the soloist functions, as Haimovitz sees it, as a kind of "professional mourner"--and Toby Twining's microtonally obsessed 9:11 Blues. For all of the in-your-face, upfront emotional directness that is becoming Haimovitz's signature, he clearly also relishes the mind games of Steve Mackey's labyrinth of variations in Rhondo Variations. The title track, meanwhile, stands as a brilliant tribute not only to one of his musical heroes but succeeds in undoing what Haimovtiz has referred to as the electric guitar's "testosterone monopoly." Anthem is not only for fans of the cello and new music but for anyone tired of stale, preformulated patterns. --Thomas May

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Hendrix / Haimovitz : Anthem (recorded live at CBGB October 11, 2002-first recording)
  2. Lou Harrison: Prelude (from Rhymes With Silver)
  3. David Sanford: Seventh Avenue Kaddish (first recording)
  4. Osvaldo Golijov: Omaramor (first recording)
  5. Luna Pearl Woolf: Impromptu (first recording)
  6. Robert Stern: Recitative (Yom Teruah) (first recording)
  7. Steven Mackey: Rhondo Variations
  8. Augusta Read Thomas: Bells Ring Summer (first recording)
  9. Tod Machover: With Dadaji in Paradise (first recording)
  10. Toby Twining: 9:11 Blues (first recording)
  11. Matt Haimovitz: Truth from Above (improvisation on a Vespers melody--first recording)

Product details

  • Composer: Osvaldo Golijov, Matt Haimovitz, Lou Harrison, Tod Machover, Steven Mackey, et al.
  • Audio CD (September 9, 2003)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Artemis Classics
  • Run Time: 71 minutes
  • ASIN: B0000AQS6F
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #280,555 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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