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"Primavera III: the vessel", featuring a new work of Layale Chaker is out on Pentatone label

Layale Chaker had the great chance to compose a solo cello piece for acclaimed cellist Matt Haimovitz!

The piece called «Before Bloom» is a heartfelt lament in the form of a Middle Eastern taqsim, evoking the flowers and leaves bearing witness to suffering, yet blooming defiantly each Spring.

On the album also figures commissions from Philip Glass, Annabelle Chvostek, Lewis Spratlan, Marcos Balter, Tamar-kali, Osnat Netzer and Phonodelica.

PRIMAVERA III the vessel is the third of six albums in a momentous series encompassing 81 world premieres for solo cello. This digital album presents 9 new commissions by THE PRIMAVERA PROJECT for groundbreaking, multi-GRAMMY nominated cellist Matt Haimovitz. Composers from diverse backgrounds respond to Sandro Botticelli’s enigmatic painting, Primavera, and the prophetic large-scale triptych, Primavera 2020, by world-renowned contemporary artist Charline von Heyl.

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