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Release Date: 02/12/2016 
Label:  Pentatone   Catalog #: 5186546   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Bernard HerrmannLeos JanácekBohuslav MartinuIgor Stravinsky,   ... 
Performer:  Matt HaimovitzChristopher O'Riley
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Matt Haimovitz is considered a musical pioneer. A Grammy-nominated cellist, he is renowned for his visionary approach, innovative collaborations, and groundbreaking recording projects. He also regularly tours and mentors at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music.

Christopher O’Riley is a pianist who has stretched the instrument far beyond its conventional boundaries. He regularly transcribes the likes of Radiohead, Elliot Smith, and Nick Drake. His transcriptions of Radiohead earned him four stars from Rolling Stone.

The first disc of this set contains well loved pieces from standard repertoire. Bernard Herrmann, Leos Janacek, and Igor Stravinsky are featured here. The
Read more second disc is intriguing, featuring O’Reiley’s arrangements of Radiohead, Arcade Fire, and Cocteau Twins.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Vertigo: Suite by Bernard Herrmann
Performer:  Matt Haimovitz (Cello), Christopher O'Riley (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; USA 
2.
Fairy tale by Leos Janácek
Performer:  Matt Haimovitz (Cello), Christopher O'Riley (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910-23; Brno, Czech Republic 
3.
Variations on a Slovak folksong for Cello and Piano by Bohuslav Martinu
Performer:  Matt Haimovitz (Cello), Christopher O'Riley (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; Switzerland 
4.
Suite italienne for Cello and Piano by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Matt Haimovitz (Cello), Christopher O'Riley (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; France 
5.
Le Grand Tango by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Matt Haimovitz (Cello), Christopher O'Riley (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
6.
Empty Room by Arcade Fire
Performer:  Matt Haimovitz (Cello), Christopher O'Riley (Piano)
Written: 2011 
7.
Pyramid Song by Radiohead
Performer:  Matt Haimovitz (Cello), Christopher O'Riley (Piano)
8.
Athol Brose by Cocteau Twins
Performer:  Matt Haimovitz (Cello), Christopher O'Riley (Piano)
Written: 1988 
9.
The Dance of Maya by John McLaughlin
Performer:  Matt Haimovitz (Cello), Christopher O'Riley (Piano)
Written: 1971 
10.
Misery Is a Butterfly by Blonde Redhead
Performer:  Matt Haimovitz (Cello), Christopher O'Riley (Piano)
Written: 2004 
11.
Weird Fishes/Arpeggi by Radiohead
Performer:  Matt Haimovitz (Cello), Christopher O'Riley (Piano)
12.
Fotzepolitic by Cocteau Twins
Performer:  Matt Haimovitz (Cello), Christopher O'Riley (Piano)
Written: 1990 
13.
Melody by Blonde Redhead
Performer:  Matt Haimovitz (Cello), Christopher O'Riley (Piano)
Written: 2004 
14.
3 Libras by A Perfect Circle
Performer:  Matt Haimovitz (Cello), Christopher O'Riley (Piano)
15.
Heaven or Las Vegas by Cocteau Twins
Performer:  Matt Haimovitz (Cello), Christopher O'Riley (Piano)
Written: 1990 
16.
In the Backseat by Arcade Fire
Performer:  Matt Haimovitz (Cello), Christopher O'Riley (Piano)
Written: 2004 
17.
A Lotus on Irish Streams by John McLaughlin
Performer:  Matt Haimovitz (Cello), Christopher O'Riley (Piano)
Written: 1971 

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