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The Essential Yo-Yo Ma


Release Date: 08/16/2005 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 93927   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachAntonio VivaldiCamille Saint-SaënsJules Massenet,   ... 
Performer:  Yo-Yo MaTon KoopmanPhilippe EntremontGaby Casadesus,   ... 
Conductor:  Ton KoopmanLorin MaazelEnnio MorriconeTan Dun,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Baroque OrchestraPittsburgh Symphony OrchestraRoma Sinfonietta Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 33 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Suite for Cello solo no 1 in G major, BWV 1007: 1st movement, Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Notes: Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory (06/29/1996 - 06/30/1996); Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory (08/05/1997) 
2.
Concerto for Violin in F minor, Op. 8 no 4/RV 297 "L'inverno": 2nd movement, Largo by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Ton Koopman (Harpsichord), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Conductor:  Ton Koopman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Venue:  De Stadsgehoorzaal, Leiden, Netherlands 
Length: 1 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Notes: The violin solo in this selection is performed on cello.
De Stadsgehoorzaal, Leiden, Netherlands (11/17/2003 - 11/20/2003) 
3.
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Ton Koopman (Harpsichord), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Conductor:  Ton Koopman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  Stadsgehoorzaal, Leiden, Netherland 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Ton Koopman.
Stadsgehoorzaal, Leiden, Netherland (08/16/1998 - 08/21/1998) 
4.
Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!, BWV 208 "Hunt Cantata": Schafe können sicher weiden by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Ton Koopman (Organ), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Conductor:  Ton Koopman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1713; Cöthen, Germany 
Venue:  De Stadsgehoorzall, Lieden, Holland 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Ton Koopman.
De Stadsgehoorzall, Lieden, Holland (08/16/1998 - 08/21/1998) 
5.
Chorale Preludes (6) BWV 645-650 "Schübler": no 1, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Ton Koopman (Organ)
Conductor:  Ton Koopman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1748-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  De Stadsgehoorzall, Lieden, Holland 
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Ton Koopman.
De Stadsgehoorzall, Lieden, Holland (08/16/1998 - 08/21/1998) 
6.
Carnival of the animals: no 13, The swan by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Philippe Entremont (Piano), Gaby Casadesus (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
Venue:  Paris, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Notes: Paris, France (05/29/1978 - 05/31/1978) 
7.
Havanaise for Violin and Orchestra in E major, Op. 83 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Kathryn Stott (Piano), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; France 
Venue:  Mechanics Hall, Worchester, MA 
Length: 8 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Yo-Yo Ma.
Mechanics Hall, Worchester, MA (01/28/2003 - 02/02/2003) 
8.
Thaďs: Meditation by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Kathryn Stott (Piano), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
Venue:  Mechanics Hall, Worchester, MA 
Length: 5 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Yo-Yo Ma.
Mechanics Hall, Worchester, MA (01/28/2003 - 02/02/2003) 
9.
Transcription of Kreisler's "Liebesfreud" for piano by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Patricia Zander (Piano), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1921; Austria 
Venue:  CBS Studios, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Yo-Yo Ma.
CBS Studios, London, England (08/17/1981 - 08/19/1981) 
10.
Preludes (3) for Piano: no 1 in B flat major, Allegro ben ritmato e deciso by George Gershwin
Performer:  Jeffrey Kahane (Piano), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; USA 
Venue:  Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory 
Length: 1 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Notes: Arrangers: Jascha Heifetz; Yo-Yo Ma.
Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory (06/15/1992 - 06/19/1992) 
11.
Songs (14), Op. 34: no 14, Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Bobby McFerrin (Voice)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1912-1915; Russia 
Venue:  Dreamland Studios, Woodstock, New York 
Length: 6 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Notes: Dreamland Studios, Woodstock, New York (08/22/1991 - 08/25/1991)
Composition written: Russia (1912 - 1915). 
12.
Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, Op. 40: 4th movement, Allegro by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; USSR 
Date of Recording: 1987 
Venue:  Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory 
Length: 4 Minutes 21 Secs. 
13.
Andante cantabile for Cello and Strings, Op. 11 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1886-88; Russia 
Venue:  Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 
Length: 8 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Notes: Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (10/12/1991 - 10/13/1991) 
14.
Cristal by César Camargo Mariano
Performer:  César Camargo Mariano (Piano), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Brazil 
Venue:  Right Track Studio, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Jorge Calandrelli.
Right Track Studio, New York City (03/13/2002 - 03/29/2002) 
15.
A Lenda do Caboclo, W 166 by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Odair Assad (Guitar), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Sérgio Assad (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; Brazil 
Date of Recording: 03/13/2002 
Venue:  Sonic Temple, Roslindale, Massachusetts 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Sérgio Assad. 
16.
Wapango by Paquito D'Rivera
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Paquito D'Rivera (Clarinet), Cyro Baptista (Percussion),
Kathryn Stott (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1975; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/24/2003 
Venue:  Live  Zankel Hall, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Gustavo Tavares. 
17.
Libertango by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Antonio Agri (Violin), Horacio Malvicino (Guitar), Nestor Marconi (Bandoneon),
Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Leonardo Marconi (Piano), Hector Console (Double Bass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
Venue:  El Pie Studio, Buenos Aires, Argentina 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Jorge Calandrelli.
El Pie Studio, Buenos Aires, Argentina (05/28/1997 - 05/29/1997) 
18.
1B by Edgar Meyer
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Mark O'Connor (Violin), Edgar Meyer (Double Bass)
Period: 20th Century 
Venue:  Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts 
Length: 3 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Notes: Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts (07/19/1999 - 07/21/1999) 
19.
The Mission: Gabriel's Oboe by Ennio Morricone
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Gilda Butta (Piano)
Conductor:  Ennio Morricone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Roma Sinfonietta Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1986; Italy 
Venue:  Forum Music Village Studios, Rome, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Notes: Forum Music Village Studios, Rome, Italy (06/16/2003 - 06/23/2003) 
20.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Eternal Vow by Tan Dun
Performer:  Kasim (Drums), Alimjan (Rawap), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello),
David Cossin (Drums)
Conductor:  Tan Dun,  Chen Xieyang
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Shanghai Symphony Orchestra,  Shanghai National Orchestra,  Shanghai Percussion Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2000 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Notes: Clinton Recording Studios, New York City (2000); Recording Studio, Shanghai, China (2000) 
21.
Cellist of Sarajevo, Op. 12 by David Wilde
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 02/03/1999 
Venue:  Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts 
Length: 7 Minutes 0 Secs. 
22.
Chi passa per 'sta strada by Fillippo Azzaiolo
Performer:  Silk Road Ensemble (), Yo-Yo Ma ()
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Italy 
Venue:  Studio no 1, Hit Factory, New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Silk Road Ensemble.
Studio no 1, Hit Factory, New York City (08/01/2001 - 08/08/2001) 
23.
Mido Mountain by Traditional
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (), Silk Road Ensemble ()
Written: China 
Venue:  Studio no 1, Hit Factory, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Notes: Arrangers: Wu Tong; Li Cang Sang.
Studio no 1, Hit Factory, New York City (08/01/2001 - 08/08/2001) 
24.
Mohini (Enchantment) by Sandeep Das
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (), Silk Road Ensemble ()
Written: India 
Venue:  Right Track Studios, New York, New York 
Length: 1 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Ljova.
Right Track Studios, New York, New York (09/20/2004 - 09/26/2004)
This work was written in collaboration with Indrajit Dey. 
25.
Suite for Cello and Jazz Piano Trio: Baroque in Rhythm by Claude Bolling
Performer:  Jean-Luc Dayan (Drums), Marc Michel (Double Bass), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello),
Claude Bolling (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Claude Bolling Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Venue:  Studio Davout, Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Notes: Studio Davout, Paris, France (09/02/1983 - 09/04/1983) 
26.
Anything Goes: Anything goes by Cole Porter
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Jon Burr (Double Bass), Stéphane Grappelli (Violin),
Daniel Humair (Drums), Roger Kellaway (Piano), Marc Fosset (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; USA 
Venue:  Davout Studios, Paris, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Roger Kellaway.
Davout Studios, Paris, France (06/07/1989 - 06/09/1989) 
27.
My Fair Lady: I could have danced all night by Frederick Loewe
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Stephen Prutsman (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; USA 
Date of Recording: 04/09/2001 
Venue:  Sonic Temple, Roslindale, Massachusetts 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Stephen Prutsman. 
28.
The Mission: The Falls by Ennio Morricone
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Gilda Butta (Piano)
Conductor:  Ennio Morricone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Roma Sinfonietta Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1986; Italy 
Venue:  Forum Music Village Studios, Rome, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Notes: Forum Music Village Studios, Rome, Italy (06/16/2003 - 06/23/2003) 
29.
Appalachia Waltz by Mark O'Connor
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 02/03/1999 
Venue:  Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts 
Length: 4 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Notes: Composer: Mark O'Connor . 
30.
Butterfly's Day Out by Mark O'Connor
Performer:  Mark O'Connor (Mandolin), Edgar Meyer (Double Bass), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Venue:  Sound Emporium, Nashville, Tennessee 
Length: 4 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Edgar Meyer.
Sound Emporium, Nashville, Tennessee (08/17/1995 - 08/20/1995) 
31.
Pieces (3) for Cello solo: Pickin' by John T. Williams
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Venue:  Sony Pictures Studios, Culver City, CA 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Notes: Sony Pictures Studios, Culver City, CA (04/04/2001 - 04/06/2001)
Composition written: USA (1997 - 2001). 
32.
Simple gifts by Joseph Brackett
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Alison Krauss (Voice)
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 06/21/2001 
Venue:  The Tracking Room, Nashville, Tennessee 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Edgar Meyer. 
33.
Quartet for Piano and Strings no 1 in G minor, Op. 25: 4th movement, Finale "Rondo alla Zingarese" by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Jaime Laredo (Viola), Isaac Stern (Violin), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello),
Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855-1861; Germany 
Venue:  Troy Music Hall, Troy, New York 
Length: 8 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Notes: Troy Music Hall, Troy, New York (12/11/1989 - 12/13/1989) 
34.
Concerto for Cello in B minor, Op. 104/B 191: 3rd movement, Allegro moderato by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894-1895; USA 
Venue:  Avery Fisher Hall, New York City, NY 
Length: 12 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Notes: Avery Fisher Hall, New York City, NY (01/27/1997 - 01/30/1997) 
35.
Chega de Saudade by Antonio Carlos Jobim
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Kathryn Stott (Piano), Nilson Matta (Double Bass),
Rosa Passos (Guitar), Cyro Baptista (Percussion), Rosa Passos (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Brazil 
Date of Recording: 09/24/2003 
Venue:  Live  Zankel Hall, New York City 
Length: 5 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: Portuguese 
Notes: Arranger: Jorge Calandrelli. 

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