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Binding: Audio CD
Brand: Sony Classical
EAN: 0827969392720
Feature: Shrink-wrapped
Item Dimensions: 3948024585
Label: Sony Classical
Languages: SpanishPublishedEnglishOriginal LanguageEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: Sony Classical
Model: 2193091
MPN: S2K93927
Number Of Discs: 2
Number Of Items: 2
Publication Date: 2005
Publisher: Sony Classical
Release Date: August 16, 2005
Running Time: 153 minutes
Studio: Sony Classical

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Disc 1:
  1. Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: Prélude
  2. The Four Seasons, Violin Concerto in F Minor, Op. 8 No. 4, RV 297 "Winter": II. Largo
  3. Cantata, BWV 147: Jesus bleibet meine Freude
  4. Cantata, BWV 208: Schafe können sicher weiden
  5. Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645
  6. Carnival of the Animals, R. 125: XIII. The Swan
  7. Havanaise, Op. 83
  8. Thaïs: Méditation (Arr. for Cello & Piano)
  9. 3 Old Viennese Dances: I. Liebesfreud
  10. Three Preludes: I. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso
  11. Vocalise (From "14 Romances, Op. 34") - 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 (Version for Cello)
  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
  14. The Cellist of Sarajevo, 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 (From "Anything Goes")
  20. I Could Have Danced All Night
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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.
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

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