Tag Archives: cello

Ludwig van Toronto: Emotional Power and Bravura Performance in Tapestry Opera’s JACQUELINE

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Opera Going Toronto reviews WOOLF’s JACQUELINE

Jacqueline du Pré, legendary golden-haired young cellist, unrivalled heir apparent to Casals and Rostropovich, inhabited a life transformed by multiple narrators after her death in 1987 into an almost mythical saga. A relentless surge of rumours and anecdotes still swirls … Continue reading

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SCHMOPERA reviews WOOLF’s JACQUELINE: COME FOR THE MUSIC, STAY FOR EVERYTHING ELSE

Tapestry Opera continues their 40th anniversary season with Jacqueline, a commission for Canadian librettist Royce Vavrek and American composer Luna Pearl Woolf; the end result, directed by Tapestry Artistic Director Michael Mori, is something of a living retrospective of the life … Continue reading

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The Whole Note: Luna Pearl Woolf’s FIRE and FLOOD

This month Tapestry presents the world premiere of American composer Luna Pearl Woolf’s latest opera, Jacqueline. Coinciding with this is the Pentatone release of Woolf’s Fire and Flood on the Oxingale label (PTC5186803 naxosdirect.com). This striking vocal disc features mostly recent works for a cappella choir (the Choir … Continue reading

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Arpeggione for Cello and String Orchestra

By Luna Pearl Woolf | For Solo Cello and string orchestra| 26′ Continue reading

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Duo for Violin and Cello

By Luna Pearl Woolf | For Violin and Cello| 3′

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Entanglement

By Luna Pearl Woolf | For Cello and Percussion | 10′

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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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We Are God’s Children / MotherSongs

By Luna Pearl Woolf | For Mezzo-Soprano and String Quartet  | 9′

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Duo

By Luna Pearl Woolf | For Violin and Cello | 16′ Title: Duo Composer: Luna Pearl Woolf Year Composed: 2014 Instrumentation: Violin and Cello Duration: 16′ Format: Score and Parts Catalogue Number: OM0153 Printed Edition Price: 40.00 USD PDF Price: 35.00 USD Premiered … Continue reading

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Like As the Waves

By Diana Rosenblum| For Three Female Voices and Violoncello | 5′

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Sonnet 60 of William Shakespeare

By Božo Banović | For Three Female Voices and Violoncello | 7′

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Suspense

By Luna Pearl Woolf | For Eight Cellos and Four Percussion | 11′

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San Francisco Classical Voice: Lisa Delan Recital A Pure Delight

Woolf’s composition alluringly displayed diverse facets of love refracted through a variety of genres, with Haimovitz channeling a jazz bass pizzicato here, sliding into Middle Eastern modes there,something fluttering with O’Riley like attendant lovebirds. Continue reading

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Oxingale Music announces Winner of Composition Competition

Oxingale Music announces Winner of Composition Competition Continue reading

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Oxingale Music Announces New Composition Competition for Cello and Voice

Oxingale Music, publisher of a range of contemporary sheet music from award-winning composers, announces the first in a series of composition competitions aimed at building the repertoire for cello and unusual ensembles. Continue reading

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Mountain Lake, PBS: Mélange à Trois

May 17, 2014 After first hearing Krystina Marcoux’s fiery, solo performance of Jennifer Higdon’s Percussion Concerto back in 2013, it was with a lot of anticipation that I attended Luna Pearl Woolf’s original voiceless opera Mélange à Trois with the BIK ensemble last Friday, … Continue reading

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Horn Quartet

By Lewis Spratlan | For French Horn, Violin, Cello, and Piano | 15′

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Ontogeny

By Luna Pearl Woolf | For Bassoon, Horn and Piano Quartet | 16′

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Sonnet CXXX

By Luna Pearl Woolf | For Soprano, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Violin | 10′

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