Cellist Matt Haimovitz’s continuously-evolving and intense engagment with the Bach Cello Suites reaches a new zenith with Overtures to Bach, six new commissions that anticipate and reflect each of the cello suites. The new overtures expand upon the multitude of spiritual, cross-cultural, and vernacular references found in the Bach, building a bridge from the master's time to our own.
I recently had the chance to speak with Matt about the new release and how he strives to bring new listeners to classical music by bringing it to non-traditional venues. Listen in as he explains this project that travels over time, taking us on a journey to explore ties between the music of Bach and today’s composers.
Yours in good music,
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