▷On July 28, 2023, @PARMA Recordings and @Navona Records
released my “Concerto for Flute, Celesta and Chamber Orchestra.”
I am very thrilled with this recording.
The recording is part of a compilation of works
of composers of whom I am honored to share this recording.
Concerto for Flute, Celesta and Chamber Orchestra
-The Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava
with Conductor Jiří Petrdlík
-Jan Košulič, Vice President of Production,
was the recording engineer
during the recording in the Czech Republic,
which was an all-night affair on the West Coast.
This recording is Dedicated to the
Memory of Frances Schumacher Hetz,
the composer's Mom.
The music can be purchased as a CD
or streaming on-line at this link:
Novana Records/Matthew Hetz
Read about the artists and the work: LINK
▷Parma Recordings/Novona Records
released my Sarajevo Cellist
for Cello and Piano March 26, 2021.
The CD can be purchased through LINK
The work was inspired by, and indeed a reaction to,
Vedran Smailović who played his cello
for the people of Sarajevo during the siege in the 1990's.
Ovidiu Marinescu, cello, and Anna Kislitsyna, piano,
are the fantastic musicians in the recording.
Thank you PARMA Recordings.
Purchase the CD, click on the CD cover artwork below.
The work is also available on Spotify. See below.
The work was reviewed in Gramophone by Guy Rickards.
",,,Evocation of a very different type occurs in the opening duo
for cello and piano, Sarajevo Cellist by Matthew Hetz,
inspired by the anonymous player who performed
in the bomb-laden streets of the Bosnian capital
in the 1990s. Its driving momentum is gripping,
making it all the more maddening
that only the first movement is recorded here.,,,"
Read the review: review_|_gramophone.pdf
Review in Jazz Mania, June 25, 2021
Internationally renowned, acclaimed and award-winning trio, Casals brings together Alexandr Kislitsyn on violin, Ovidiu Marinescu on cello and Anna Kislitsyna on piano. Generally classified under the vague and broad banner of "contemporary music", it operates the junction between a claimed classical heritage (Brahms, Prokofiev, Beethoven and others) and the work of contemporary composers such as Hilary Tann or Edna Alejandra Longoria. Succeeding "Moto Continuo", "Moto Bello", "Moto Quarto" and "Moto Celeste", this fifth "Moto" in a series features a dozen tracks with very varied tempos and climates. It opens with the magnificent "Sarajevo Cellist" by a certain Matthew Hetz who is unknown to me. LINK