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Partitas for Solo Cello


Orange Mountain Music


Partita No. 2 for Solo Cello 33:39
1. Movement I 3:39
2. Movement II 3:04
3. Movement III 5:10
4. Movement IV 3:13
5. Movement V 4:26
6. Movement VI 6:51
7. Movement VII 7:06
8. THe Secret Agent for Solo Cello 4:22
9. The Paris Sky for Solo Cello (from Book of Longing) 1:44
Partita No. 1 for Solo Cello “Songs and Poems” 29:00
10. Song I 2:59
11. Song II 5:07
12. Song III 1:25
13. Song IV 2:50
14. Song V 5:14
15. Song VI 5:01
16. Song VII 6:24


A major milestone in Philip Glass’s compositional output. Matt Haimovitz plays Glass’s brand-new Partita No 2, alongside its predecessor, “Songs and Poems,” which surprised many people with its depth and ambition. It’s not hard to hear that Glass has studied Bach’s solo cello suites in depth, and he demands a similar range from the instrument. This is music of real substance, and couched in a very different style to the minimalist Glass we’ve come to know. Haimovitz is utterly inside this music and brings passion, technique, and personality.


Matt Haimovitz, cello


Executive producers for Orange Mountain Music: Philip Glass, Kurt Munkacsi and Don Christensen