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World Famous Comics: Essential Yo-Yo Ma
Essential Yo-Yo Ma
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From: Sony Classical
Average Rating: see reviews
Binding: Audio CD
Model: 2193091
Number of Discs: 2
Number of Items: 2
Publication Date: 2005
Release Date: August 16, 2005
Running Time: 153 minutes
Studio: Sony Classical

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  • audio CD
  • 2 discs
  • produced in 2005
  • made in USA
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Product Description:
Time and time again, Yo-Yo Ma has captivated audiences with his stunning masterpieces and truly awe-inspiring performances. The Essential Yo-Yo Ma 2-Disc set includes 35 of Yo-Yo Ma's greatest masterpieces ranging from The Swan from Carnival of the Animals, Cristal, Gabriel's Oboe and even the epic The Eternal Vow from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Sony Classics. 2005.

Amazon.com:
Here are three dozen pieces of music, all played by Yo-Yo Ma, culled from his extensive discography. Aside from the technical mastery and beautiful tone that are absolutes in all of his playing, one is dazzled by his curiosity and ability to adapt to so many forms and types of music. His Bach and Vivaldi are pellucid and played with non-sentimental crispness, his tango music gritty and rhythmically pungent, his jazz seemingly spontaneous, the "Meditation" from Thais simply ravishing, "Anything Goes" a romp, and the Appalachian music performed with both respect and a great twang, while the traditional Chinese music is fascinating. It's really a matter of how much Ma loves whatever he plays here, how entirely he becomes involved in it, and what a fine partner he invariably is to other musicians. This collection is a doozy--it is truly "essential." --Robert Levine

Disc 1:
  1. Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: Prélude
  2. The Four Sesons - Violin Concerto in F Minor, RV 297, "Winter": II. Largo
  3. Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: 10. Chorale, Jesus bleibet meine Freude
  4. Schafe können sicher weiden, BWV 208
  5. Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645
  6. Carnival of the Animals: The Swan
  7. Havanaise, Op. 83
  8. Méditation from Thaïs
  9. Liebesfreud
  10. Three Preludes: I. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso
  11. Vocalise - Yo-Yo Ma & Bobby McFerrin
  12. IV. Allegro from Sonata in D minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 40
  13. Andante Cantabile for Cello Solo and String Orchestra, Op. posth.
  14. IV. Rondo alla Zingarese. Presto from Quartet No. 1 in G minor for Piano and Strings, Op. 25
  15. III. Finale. Allegro moderato from Concerto in B minor for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 104
Disc 2:
  1. Cristal
  2. A lenda do caboclo
  3. Chega de Saudade
  4. Wapango
  5. Libertango
  6. Appalachia Waltz
  7. Butterfly's Day Out
  8. 1B
  9. Pickin' from Three Pieces for Solo Cello
  10. Simple Gifts
  11. Gabriel's Oboe
  12. The Falls
  13. The Eternal Vow (From "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon")
  14. The Cellist of Sarajevo - A Lament in Rondo Form for Solo 'Cello, Op. 12
  15. Chi passa per'sta strada
  16. Mido Mountain (Chinese Traditional)
  17. Mohini (Enchantment)
  18. Baroque in Rhythm from Suite for Cello and Jazz Piano Trio
  19. Anything Goes
  20. I Could Have Danced All Night
 



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