Osvaldo Golijov
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Mariel (2008): Reviews
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"Mariel," a 14-minute work from 1999, originally for cello and marimba… is a mournful elegy for Mr. Golijov's friend Mariel Stubrin. An aching melody threads its way through shimmering, quietly sputtering orchestral harmonies. An undertow of throbbing bass keeps the music grounded even as the cello is seized with agitated outbursts. Mr. Harth-Bedoya showed an ear for the South American folkloric elements of the music, and Mr. Gerhardt played beautifully.

—Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times