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Yo-Yo Ma: The Classical Cello Collection


Release Date: 10/02/2015 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 513074   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachLuigi BoccheriniFranz SchubertLudwig van Beethoven,   ... 
Performer:  Yo-Yo MaTon KoopmanEmanuel AxEdgar Meyer,   ... 
Conductor:  Ton KoopmanClaudio AbbadoKurt MasurLorin Maazel,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Baroque OrchestraNew York PhilharmonicORTF National Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 15 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 16 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Sony Classical is pleased to present The Classic Cello Collection, a box set celebrating the legendary American cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Released in honor of Yo-Yo Ma’s 60th birthday on October 7, the set features great works from the classical cello repertoire with compositions by 23 classical composers. The 14 classic albums in this 15-CD originals jackets collection have been selected by Yo-Yo Ma from his vast discography of more than 80 original albums, recorded between 1979 and 2015. Included are five Grammy Award®-winning recordings as well as his legendary bestsellers Bach Cello Suites, Inspired by Bach and Simply Baroque. The Classic Cello Collection also features the great cello concertos by Boccherini, Dvorak, Elgar, Walton, Read more Saint-Sae?ns, collaborations with long time partners such as Emanuel Ax, Isaac Stern and Kathryn Stott and liner notes written by Nicholas Cords from the Silk Road Ensemble and Brooklyn Rider.

- Repertoire selected personally by Yo-Yo Ma
- Box set of 14 complete classic albums on 15 CDs
- Includes 5 Grammy Award®-winning recordings as well as his legendary bestsellers Bach Cello Suites, Inspired by Bach and Simply Baroque
- Also features the great cello concertos by Boccherini, Dvorak, Elgar, Walton, Saint-Saens and more
- Collaborations with long-time partners such as Emanuel Ax, Isaac Stern and Kathryn Stott
- Liner notes written by Nicholas Cords from the Silk Road Ensemble and Brooklyn Rider
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Works on This Recording

1.
Suite for Cello solo no 1 in G major, BWV 1007 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 14 Minutes 0 Secs. 
2.
Suite for Cello solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1008 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Venue:  Santa Maria in Aventino, Rome, Italy 
Length: 17 Minutes 33 Secs. 
3.
Suite for Cello solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1009 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/21/1994 
Venue:  First Congregational Church, Lee, Massac 
Length: 17 Minutes 1 Secs. 
4.
Suite for Cello solo no 4 in E flat major, BWV 1010 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Venue:  Ford Centre for the Performing Arts, Nor 
Length: 21 Minutes 13 Secs. 
5.
Suite for Cello solo no 5 in C minor, BWV 1011 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Venue:  Ishihara hall, Osaka, Japan 
Length: 20 Minutes 59 Secs. 
6.
Suite for Cello solo no 6 in D major, BWV 1012 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 25 Minutes 3 Secs. 
7.
Ihr Menschen, rühmet Gottes Liebe, BWV 167: Sei Lob nd Preis mit Ehren by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Ton Koopman (Organ)
Conductor:  Ton Koopman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 8/1998 
Venue:  Stadsgehoorzaal, Leiden, Netherland 
Length: 2 Minutes 18 Secs. 
8.
Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244: no 47, Erbarme dich by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Conductor:  Ton Koopman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1727; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 8/1998 
Venue:  Stadsgehoorzaal, Leiden, Netherland 
Length: 7 Minutes 20 Secs. 
9.
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Ton Koopman (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Ton Koopman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 8/1998 
Venue:  Stadsgehoorzaal, Leiden, Netherland 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
10.
Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwölfe, BWV 22: no 5, Ertöt uns durch dein Güte, erweck uns durch dein Gnad by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Ton Koopman (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Ton Koopman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 8/1998 
Venue:  Stadsgehoorzaal, Leiden, Netherland 
Length: 1 Minutes 40 Secs. 
11.
Orgelbüchlein: Ich ruf'zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Ton Koopman (Organ)
Conductor:  Ton Koopman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1713-1717; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 8/1998 
Venue:  Stadsgehoorzaal, Leiden, Netherland 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
12.
Chorale Preludes (6) BWV 645-650 "Schübler": no 6, Kommst du nun, Jesu, BWV 650 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 
Date of Recording: 8/1998 
Venue:  Stadsgehoorzaal, Leiden, Netherland 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
13.
Nur jedem das Seine, BWV 163: Lass mein Herz die Münze sein by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Ton Koopman (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Ton Koopman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1715; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 8/1998 
Venue:  Stadsgehoorzaal, Leiden, Netherland 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
14.
Erforsche mich, Gott, und erfahre mein Herz, BWV 136: Dein Blut, der edle Saft by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Ton Koopman (Organ)
Conductor:  Ton Koopman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 8/1998 
Venue:  Stadsgehoorzaal, Leiden, Netherland 
Length: 0 Minutes 51 Secs. 
15.
Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Conductor:  Ton Koopman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 8/1998 
Venue:  Stadsgehoorzaal, Leiden, Netherland 
Length: 5 Minutes 4 Secs. 
16.
Concerto for Cello in G major, G 480 by Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  Ton Koopman (Harpsichord), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Conductor:  Ton Koopman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1771 
Date of Recording: 8/1998 
Venue:  Stadsgehoorzaal, Leiden, Netherland 
Length: 17 Minutes 3 Secs. 
17.
Concerto for Cello in D major, G 478 by Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Ton Koopman (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Ton Koopman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1536 
Date of Recording: 8/1998 
Venue:  Stadsgehoorzaal, Leiden, Netherland 
Length: 17 Minutes 14 Secs. 
18.
Quintet for Piano and Strings in A major, D 667/Op. 114 "Trout" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Emanuel Ax (Piano), Edgar Meyer (Double Bass), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello),
Rebecca Young (Viola), Pamela Frank (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1819; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/1995 
Venue:  Richardson Hall, Princeton University 
Length: 37 Minutes 48 Secs. 
19.
Sonata for Arpeggione in A minor, D 821 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/31/1995 
Venue:  Richardson Hall, Princeton University 
Length: 24 Minutes 28 Secs. 
20.
Die Forelle, D 550 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Barbara Bonney (Soprano), Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/18/1995 
Venue:  Seiji Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood, MA 
Length: 2 Minutes 17 Secs. 
21.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 4 in C major, Op. 102 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria 
22.
Variations (7) for Cello and Piano on Mozart's "Bei Männern", WoO 46 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Emanuel Ax (Piano), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
23.
Variations (12) for Cello and Piano in G major on a theme by Handel, WoO 45 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796; Vienna, Austria 
24.
Variations (12) for Cello and Piano in F major on "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen", Op. 66 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Emanuel Ax (Piano), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796; Vienna, Austria 
25.
Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102 "Double" by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/08/1986 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois 
Length: 32 Minutes 34 Secs. 
26.
Quartet for Piano and Strings no 3 in C minor, Op. 60 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Jaime Laredo (Viola), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Emanuel Ax (Piano),
Isaac Stern (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855-1875; Austria 
Venue:  Suntory Hall, Tokyo, Japan 
Length: 34 Minutes 30 Secs. 
27.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 1 in E minor, Op. 38 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862-1865; Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/17/1991 
Venue:  Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory 
Length: 23 Minutes 36 Secs. 
28.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 99 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Emanuel Ax (Piano), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/17/1991 
Venue:  Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory 
Length: 29 Minutes 19 Secs. 
29.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 108 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886-1888; Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/17/1991 
Venue:  Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory 
Length: 22 Minutes 14 Secs. 
30.
Concerto for Cello in B minor, Op. 104/B 191 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894-1895; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/1995 
Venue:  Avery Fisher Hall, New York 
Length: 40 Minutes 28 Secs. 
31.
Concerto for Cello no 2 in E minor, Op. 30 by Victor Herbert
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/1995 
Venue:  Avery Fisher Hall, New York 
Length: 20 Minutes 42 Secs. 
32.
Concerto for Cello no 1 in A minor, Op. 33 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
33.
Concerto for Cello in D minor by Edouard Lalo
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
34.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in A major, Op. 13 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Kathryn Stott (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; France 
Date of Recording: 2003 
Venue:  Mechanics Hall, Worchester, MA 
Length: 25 Minutes 34 Secs. 
35.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, M 8 by César Franck
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Kathryn Stott (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
Date of Recording: 2003 
Venue:  Mechanics Hall, Worchester, MA 
Length: 26 Minutes 39 Secs. 
36.
Thaďs: Meditation by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Kathryn Stott (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
Date of Recording: 2003 
Venue:  Mechanics Hall, Worchester, MA 
Length: 5 Minutes 48 Secs. 
37.
Havanaise for Violin and Orchestra in E major, Op. 83 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Kathryn Stott (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; France 
Date of Recording: 2003 
Venue:  Mechanics Hall, Worchester, MA 
Length: 8 Minutes 54 Secs. 
38.
Concerto for Cello in D major after Harpsichord Concerto in D by G.M. Monn by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932-1933; Arcachon, France 
39.
Don Quixote, Op. 35 by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896-1897; Germany 
40.
Concerto for Cello in E minor, Op. 85 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1919; England 
41.
Concerto for Cello by Sir William Walton
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956/1974; England 
42.
Symphony-Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in E minor, Op. 125 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951/1952; USSR 
Date of Recording: 10/1991 
Venue:  Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 
Length: 40 Minutes 35 Secs. 
43.
Variations for Cello and Orchestra on a Rococo theme, Op. 33 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Russia 
Date of Recording: 10/1991 
Venue:  Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 
Length: 19 Minutes 1 Secs. 
44.
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 
Date of Recording: 10/1991 
Venue:  Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 
Length: 8 Minutes 22 Secs. 
45.
Concerto for Cello, Op. 22 by Samuel Barber
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Conductor:  David Zinman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
Date of Recording: 1988 
Venue:  J Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore 
Length: 26 Minutes 44 Secs. 
46.
Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 68 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Conductor:  David Zinman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963; England 
Date of Recording: 1988 
Venue:  J Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore 
Length: 34 Minutes 58 Secs. 
47.
Concerto for Cello by Stephen J. Albert
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Conductor:  David Zinman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 03/1993 
Venue:  Joseph Meyerhoff Hall, Baltimore 
Length: 32 Minutes 12 Secs. 
48.
Concerto for Viola, Sz 120 by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Alto Violin)
Conductor:  David Zinman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
Date of Recording: 03/1993 
Venue:  Joseph Meyerhoff Hall, Baltimore 
Length: 22 Minutes 12 Secs. 
49.
Schelomo by Ernest Bloch
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Conductor:  David Zinman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915-1916; USA 
Date of Recording: 03/1993 
Venue:  Joseph Meyerhoff Hall, Baltimore 
Length: 23 Minutes 29 Secs. 

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