Defining the Slavic Soul via Cello & Piano: an Interview with Matt Haimovitz & Christopher O'Riley

Jan 26, 2018

Cellist Matt Haimovitz and pianist Christopher O'Riley explore the Slavic soul of three generations of protest music in Russia for their latest collaboration.

Cellist Matt Haimovitz and pianist Christopher O'Riley take on the "Slavic soul" of Russian music in their latest two-disc release Troika.

"I think we are straddling the idea of three separate generations of Russian music in exile and in protest," explains Christopher O'Riley regarding their selections of Prokofiev, Rachmaninov, Schoenberg & more unusual suspects such as the punk band Pussy Riot for the project.

Listen to the entire interview with Of Note's Katy Henriksen via the streaming link.