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Appalachia Waltz / Ma, O'Connor, Meyer


Release Date: 09/24/1996 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 68460   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  TraditionalEdgar MeyerMark O'Connor
Performer:  Edgar MeyerMark O'ConnorYo-Yo Ma
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


APPALACHIA WALTZ brings together classical musicians and classic Americana with an enjoyable result: a discovery of the wealth and integrity of American folk music. Featuring classical virtuosi Edgar Meyer and Yo-Yo Ma with fiddler Mark O'Connor, a passionate advocate and composer of traditional Texas fiddle music, this Sony Classical release explores the vitality of American fiddle music in new compositions and arrangements, many by O'Connor himself.
The tunefulness of each track is striking, while the range of expression is reassuringly broad, from serene ("The Green Groves of Erin/The Flowers of Red Hill") to jaunty ("FC's Jig" or "Chief Sitting in the Rain"). One can imagine different scenes while listening, as the titles of
Read more each track and the music suggest images in the course of a day, from different but familiar places, as if part of a greater American musical story. Particularly wonderful is the interaction of the three musicians (fiddle, cello, and string bass), who mine real gold as they cover this canvas, both complex and, at times, refreshingly simple. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
The Green Groves of Erin by Traditional
Performer:  Edgar Meyer (Double Bass), Mark O'Connor (Violin), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Date of Recording: 08/1995 
Venue:  Sound Emporium, Nashville, Tennessee 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "The Flowers of Red Hill."
Arranger: Edgar Meyer. 
2.
The Flowers of Red Hill by Traditional
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Edgar Meyer (Double Bass), Mark O'Connor (Violin)
Date of Recording: 08/1995 
Venue:  Sound Emporium, Nashville, Tennessee 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "The Green Groves of Erin."
Arranger: Edgar Meyer. 
3.
Chief Sitting in the Rain by Traditional
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Edgar Meyer (Double Bass), Mark O'Connor (Violin)
Date of Recording: 08/1995 
Venue:  Sound Emporium, Nashville, Tennessee 
Length: 2 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Edgar Meyer and Mark O'Connor 
4.
Mama by Edgar Meyer
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Mark O'Connor (Violin), Edgar Meyer (Double Bass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 08/1995 
Venue:  Sound Emporium, Nashville, Tennessee 
Length: 5 Minutes 44 Secs. 
5.
Druid Fluid by Edgar Meyer
Performer:  Mark O'Connor (Violin), Edgar Meyer (Double Bass), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 08/1995 
Venue:  Sound Emporium, Nashville, Tennessee 
Length: 6 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Mark O'Connor. 
6.
First Impressions by Edgar Meyer
Performer:  Mark O'Connor (Violin), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Edgar Meyer (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 08/1995 
Venue:  Sound Emporium, Nashville, Tennessee 
Length: 4 Minutes 7 Secs. 
7.
Étienne et Petunia by Edgar Meyer
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Edgar Meyer (Double Bass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 08/1995 
Venue:  Sound Emporium, Nashville, Tennessee 
Length: 4 Minutes 2 Secs. 
8.
College Hornpipe by Traditional
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Edgar Meyer (Double Bass), Mark O'Connor (Violin)
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 08/1995 
Venue:  Sound Emporium, Nashville, Tennessee 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Edgar Meyer and Mark O'Connor 
9.
Pickles by Edgar Meyer
Performer:  Mark O'Connor (Violin), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Edgar Meyer (Double Bass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 08/1995 
Venue:  Sound Emporium, Nashville, Tennessee 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
10.
Schizoozy by Edgar Meyer
Performer:  Mark O'Connor (Violin), Edgar Meyer (Double Bass), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 08/1995 
Venue:  Sound Emporium, Nashville, Tennessee 
Length: 4 Minutes 1 Secs. 
11.
Star of the County Down by Traditional
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Mark O'Connor (Violin), Edgar Meyer (Double Bass)
Written: Ireland 
Date of Recording: 08/1995 
Venue:  Sound Emporium, Nashville, Tennessee 
Length: 4 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Edgar Meyer 
12.
Speed the Plow by Traditional
Performer:  Edgar Meyer (Double Bass), Mark O'Connor (Violin)
Date of Recording: 08/1995 
Venue:  Sound Emporium, Nashville, Tennessee 
Length: 1 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Edgar Meyer and Mark O'Connor 
13.
Appalachia Waltz by Mark O'Connor
Performer:  Edgar Meyer (Double Bass), Mark O'Connor (Violin), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 08/1995 
Venue:  Sound Emporium, Nashville, Tennessee 
Length: 5 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Edgar Meyer 
14.
Butterfly's Day Out by Mark O'Connor
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Edgar Meyer (Double Bass), Mark O'Connor (Mandolin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 08/1995 
Venue:  Sound Emporium, Nashville, Tennessee 
Length: 4 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Edgar Meyer 
15.
F. C.'s Jig by Mark O'Connor
Performer:  Mark O'Connor (Violin), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 08/1995 
Venue:  Sound Emporium, Nashville, Tennessee 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
16.
Old Country Fairytale by Mark O'Connor
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Edgar Meyer (Double Bass), Mark O'Connor (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 08/1995 
Venue:  Sound Emporium, Nashville, Tennessee 
Length: 8 Minutes 25 Secs. 
17.
Fair Dancer Reel by Mark O'Connor
Performer:  Mark O'Connor (Violin), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Edgar Meyer (Double Bass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 08/1995 
Venue:  Sound Emporium, Nashville, Tennessee 
Length: 4 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Edgar Meyer 

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