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Nothing Like a Cello!

As a cellist, I strongly believe that there is nothing as beautiful as a well-played cello. This rendition of the Bach Cello Suites is just as good as Yo Yo Ma or any of the biggies. While I would prefer to put Pablo Casals on instead, this is still a tremendous album. Mr. Haimovitz has stayed true to the music and has enhanced it with his own personal style.

Out of this world.

I used to listen to this type of music as a child. It relaxes me. It has the abilty to make you forget your troubles around you and make you drift away into a deep sleep. I appreciate Matt Haimovitz for creating such sweet music. Not everybody hast the talent to play the cello like that. Good luck with your next album!

How can such a good cellist get it wrong?

I've like his playing before but how on earth can he do this to the Bach suites? He manages to get an ugly sound out of his cello and takes strange and odd choice of articulation and phrasing. For my money the Fournier recording is the one to get. Still listen to it 'till this day. Beats the pants off of all these fancy so-called up and coming wonders. Haimovitz is good but he totaly missed it on the holy grail of cello music.


Born: 1970 in Israel

Genre: Classical

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Born in Israel in 1970, cellist Matt Haimovitz came to prominence as a teenager, beginning his studies at Juilliard in 1983 and playing with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in 1985. He first played with the New York Philharmonic at the age of 16, and by 17 he had secured a record deal with classical music giant Deutsche Grammophon. His first release for the label, 1989's Lalo and Saint-Saens Cello Concertos, was followed by albums of cello work by composers such as Bach, Boccherini, and Haydn,...
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Bach: 6 Suites for Cello Solo, Matt Haimovitz
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  • $29.99
  • Genres: Classical, Music
  • Released: Apr 04, 2006

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