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Matt Haimovitz and Christopher O'Riley from The Green Room

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Matt Haimovitz and Christopher O'Riley, two fearless musicians who have bonded over common musical passions of wide range and scope, have reunited for BEETHOVEN, Period., an illuminating voyage back to the birth of the cello/piano genre with Beethoven's  Sonatas for Pianoforte and Cello. Grammy-nominated Matt Haimovitz, praised as a musical visionary in pushing the boundaries of classical music performance, and O'Riley, acclaimed for his engaging and deeply committed performances and known to millions as the host of NPR's From the Top, turn back the clock to record for the first time on period instruments – Haimovitz's Venetian Matteo Gofriller cello of 1710 set up with gut strings and an early 19th century tailpiece, and O'Riley with an 1823 original Broadwood fortepiano. The new recording on two SACDs is available on the PENTATONE Oxingale Series.

O'Riley and Haimovitz join Lara Downes in The Green Room to talk about their pioneering careers, separately and together, as well as the new recording. The Green Room is a behind the scenes and before the downbeat look and listen into the real lives of classical musicians. Hosted by Pianist Lara Downes, the show is about the people behind the music.  Listen to the attached segment