Shuffle. Play. Listen / Haimovitz, O'Riley

Release Date: 2/12/2016
Label: Pentatone
Catalog Number: 5186546
Number of Discs: 2

Physical Format:

SACD
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$29.99
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 second disc is intriguing, featuring O’Reiley’s arrangements of Radiohead, Arcade Fire, and Cocteau Twins.
Works on This Recording
1. Vertigo: Suite by Bernard Herrmann
Performer: Christopher O'Riley (Piano), Matt Haimovitz (Cello)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1958 ; USA
2. Fairy tale by Leos Janácek
Performer: Christopher O'Riley (Piano), Matt Haimovitz (Cello)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1910-23 ; Brno, Czech Republic
3. Variations on a Slovak folksong for Cello and Piano by Bohuslav Martinu
Performer: Christopher O'Riley (Piano), Matt Haimovitz (Cello)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1959 ; Switzerland
4. Suite italienne for Cello and Piano by Igor Stravinsky
Performer: Christopher O'Riley (Piano), Matt Haimovitz (Cello)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1932 ; France
5. Le Grand Tango by Astor Piazzolla
Performer: Christopher O'Riley (Piano), Matt Haimovitz (Cello)
Period: 20th Century
6. Empty Room by Arcade Fire
Performer: Christopher O'Riley (Piano), Matt Haimovitz (Cello)
Written: 2011 ;
7. Pyramid Song by Radiohead
Performer: Christopher O'Riley (Piano), Matt Haimovitz (Cello)
8. Athol Brose by Cocteau Twins
Performer: Christopher O'Riley (Piano), Matt Haimovitz (Cello)
Written: 1988 ;
9. The Dance of Maya by John McLaughlin
Performer: Christopher O'Riley (Piano), Matt Haimovitz (Cello)
Written: 1971 ;
10. Misery Is a Butterfly by Blonde Redhead
Performer: Christopher O'Riley (Piano), Matt Haimovitz (Cello)
Written: 2004 ;
11. Weird Fishes/Arpeggi by Radiohead
Performer: Christopher O'Riley (Piano), Matt Haimovitz (Cello)
12. Fotzepolitic by Cocteau Twins
Performer: Christopher O'Riley (Piano), Matt Haimovitz (Cello)
Written: 1990 ;
13. Melody by Blonde Redhead
Performer: Christopher O'Riley (Piano), Matt Haimovitz (Cello)
Written: 2004 ;
14. 3 Libras by A Perfect Circle
Performer: Christopher O'Riley (Piano), Matt Haimovitz (Cello)
15. Heaven or Las Vegas by Cocteau Twins
Performer: Christopher O'Riley (Piano), Matt Haimovitz (Cello)
Written: 1990 ;
16. In the Backseat by Arcade Fire
Performer: Christopher O'Riley (Piano), Matt Haimovitz (Cello)
Written: 2004 ;
17. A Lotus on Irish Streams by John McLaughlin
Performer: Christopher O'Riley (Piano), Matt Haimovitz (Cello)
Written: 1971 ;
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