Category Archives: Solo Cello

Strings Magazine: Matt Haimovitz Returns to the Solo Suites and Intimate Venues

Given his commitment to connecting with his audience, Haimovitz chose a unique way to share this passion with his listeners. He has commissioned preludes to the Six Solo Suites, created by contemporary composers from diverse backgrounds and disciplines. “It’s a way to bring these suites into the 21st century,” he says, “to have living, breathing composers grapple with the materials, Bach’s musical building blocks, and find their own take on it.”

The six composers bringing contemporary vitality to Bach are Philip Glass, Luna Pearl Woolf, Du Yun, Vijay Iyer, Roberto Sierra, and Mohammed Fairouz. Haimovitz has encouraged them to draw on folk melodies, just as Bach did in his day. As we spoke, the pieces were still being written, and Haimovitz’s excitement and anticipation is contagious. Continue reading

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New York Times: What Happens When Bach Visits the Cafeteria

by DAVID ALLEN October 27, 2015 Students eating at Columbia University’s John Jay Dining Hall, an airy den reverberating with undergraduate chatter, were in for a surprise last Wednesday. When they walked in for dinner, they found Matt Haimovitz — … Continue reading

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Sarabande

By Luna Pearl Woolf | For Solo Cello | 7′ Continue reading

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Shadow

By Lewis Spratlan | For Solo Cello | 26′ Continue reading

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Two Score

By Luna Pearl Woolf | For Solo Cello | 5′ Continue reading

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Seventh Avenue Kaddish

By David Sanford | For Solo Cello | 7′ Continue reading

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Impromptu

By Luna Pearl Woolf | For Solo Cello | 7′ Continue reading

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