The inventive duo of cellist Matt Haimovitz and pianist Christopher O’Riley is known for their adventurous and wide-ranging recording projects – from Beethoven Sonatas on period instruments to genre-bending arrangements of Radiohead and Arcade Fire. On their new 2-CD set “TROIKA” just released, they explore music of the Slavic soul. The album is anchored by the cello sonatas of the iconic trio of Russian composers – Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, and Shostakovich – while also delving into more recently-written, unexpected, and popular works.
It was my pleasure to spend a few moments chatting with Matt and Christopher about their fun collaboration!
Yours in good music,
Classical Music Host, 88.9 WCVE