Provenance by Maya Beiser on Innova

Provenance by Maya Beiser on Innova


I just got this album from Innova. Ms Beiser is a cellist. Let me tell you, this lady can play. She was an original member of the Bang On A Can All-Stars.

Here is just a taste of her biography from her web site:

“Described by the The New Yorker as a “cello goddess” and by the San Francisco Chronicle as “the queen of post-minimalist cello,” Maya Beiser has captivated audiences worldwide with her virtuosity, eclectic repertoire, and relentless quest to redefine her instrument’s boundaries.

Over the past decade, she has created new repertoire for the cello, commissioning and performing many works written for her by today’s leading composers. She has collaborated with composers Tan Dun, Brian Eno, Philip Glass, Osvaldo Golijov, Steve Reich, Louis Andriessen and Mark O’Connor among many others. Maya is a featured performer on the world’s most prestigious stages, having appeared recently at the Sydney Opera House, New York City’s Lincoln Center, the World Expo in Nagoya, Japan, and in Barcelona, Paris, Tokyo, Shanghai, and San Francisco.”

Ms Beiser first came to my attention in appearances on WNYC’s Soundcheck and New Sounds, both hosted by John Schaefer.

New York City is famous for its ‘New Music” scene. Ms Beiser is an integral part of that scene.

I urge anyone with a sensibility for new Classical music to buy this album. You can buy the CD at Innova’s site, US$15.00, or the .mp3 album at Amazon, US$8.99.