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Yo-Yo Ma plays Bach & Boccherini


Release Date: 05/25/2018 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 19075816322  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachJohann Christian BachLuigi Boccherini
Performer:  Yo-Yo MaKenneth CooperPinchas ZukermanTon Koopman,   ... 
Conductor:  Pinchas ZukermanTon Koopman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul Chamber OrchestraAmsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Number of Discs: 6 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Sony Classical is pleased to announce another ten releases in its increasingly comprehensive series of Classical Masters. These new budget-priced releases contain classic recordings, many of them newly remastered, by some of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. Describing the 1982 recording of the Bach Solo Suites by, arguably, the world’s favorite cellist, the Penguin Guide wrote that Yo-Yo Ma’s playing “has a characteristic rhythmic freedom and favors the widest range of dynamics. The improvisatory effect is seemingly spontaneous and these performances are very compelling indeed, for Ma seems right inside every bar of the music. The first-class recording is very real and natural.” This Grammy-winning cycle forms the heart of Read more Sony’s new Yo-Yo Ma reissue, which also has the American cellist performing Bach’s three Viola da Gamba Sonatas with harpsichordist Kenneth Cooper; transcriptions of Bach chorales and orchestral works plus cello concertos by Boccherini in collaboration with Ton Koopman and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra; and, for good measure, concertos and other works by Boccherini and Johann Christian Bach with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra under Pinchas Zukerman.

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Select reviews of recordings in this set:

Bach: Suites For Unaccompanied Cello / Yo-Yo Ma

Yo-Yo Ma's playing has a characteristic rhythmic freedom and favours the widest range of dynamic. The improvisatory effect is seemingly spontaneous and these performances are very compelling indeed, for Ma seems right inside every bar of the music. The first-class recording is very real and natural.

– Penguin Guide [2003/4 edition]

Simply Baroque / Yo-Yo Ma, Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque

The cellist's skilled handling of the pieces evolve Simply Baroque beyond an interesting experiment and into a beautiful listening experience.

– All Music Guide Read less

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.
Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord no 1 in G major, BWV 1027 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Kenneth Cooper (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1982 
Venue:  Vanguard Studios, New York City 
Length: 13 Minutes 0 Secs. 
8.
Sinfonia concertante for Violin and Cello in A major, C 34 by Johann Christian Bach
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Pinchas Zukerman (Violin)
Conductor:  Pinchas Zukerman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1773; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1982 
Venue:  O'Shaughnessey Hall, St. Paul, MN 
Length: 15 Minutes 29 Secs. 
9.
Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord no 2 in D major, BWV 1028 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Kenneth Cooper (Harpsichord), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1982 
Venue:  Vanguard Studios, New York City 
Length: 15 Minutes 9 Secs. 
10.
Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord no 3 in G minor, BWV 1029 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Kenneth Cooper (Harpsichord), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1982 
Venue:  Vanguard Studios, New York City 
Length: 13 Minutes 53 Secs. 
11.
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. 
12.
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. 
13.
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. 
14.
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. 
15.
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. 
16.
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. 
17.
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. 
18.
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. 
19.
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. 
20.
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. 
21.
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. 
22.
Die Elenden sollen essen, dass sie satt werden, BWV 75: no 7, Was Gott tutt, das ist wohlgetan 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: 08/1998 
Venue:  De Stadsgehoorzaal, Leiden, Netherlands 
Length: 1 Minutes 30 Secs. 
23.
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Theme "Aria" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Ton Koopman (Organ), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Conductor:  Ton Koopman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741-1742; Nuremberg, Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1998 
Venue:  De Stadsgehoorzaal, Leiden, Netherlands 
Length: 4 Minutes 40 Secs. 
24.
Chorale Preludes (6) BWV 645-650 "Schübler": no 1, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Ton Koopman (Organ), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Conductor:  Ton Koopman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1748-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1998 
Venue:  De Stadsgehoorzaal, Leiden, Netherlands 
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs. 
25.
Chorale Preludes (6) BWV 645-650 "Schübler": no 3, Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten, BWV 647 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: 08/1998 
Venue:  De Stadsgehoorzaal, Leiden, Netherlands 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
26.
Ärgre dich, o Seele, nicht, BWV 186: Die Hoffnung wart' der rechten Zeit by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Ton Koopman (Organ), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Conductor:  Ton Koopman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1998 
Venue:  De Stadsgehoorzaal, Leiden, Netherlands 
Length: 2 Minutes 6 Secs. 
27.
Chorale Preludes (6) BWV 645-650 "Schübler": no 4, Meine Seele erhebet den Herren, BWV 648 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Ton Koopman (Organ), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Conductor:  Ton Koopman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1748-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1998 
Venue:  De Stadsgehoorzaal, Leiden, Netherlands 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
28.
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 
Date of Recording: 08/1998 
Venue:  De Stadsgehoorzaal, Leiden, Netherlands 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
29.
Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes, BWV 76: Es danke, Gott, und lobe dich das Volk by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Ton Koopman (Organ), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Conductor:  Ton Koopman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1998 
Venue:  De Stadsgehoorzaal, Leiden, Netherlands 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
30.
Chorale Preludes (6) BWV 645-650 "Schübler": no 5, Ach bleib' bei uns, BWV 649 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Ton Koopman (Organ), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Conductor:  Ton Koopman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1748-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1998 
Venue:  De Stadsgehoorzaal, Leiden, Netherlands 
Length: 2 Minutes 15 Secs. 
31.
Concerto for Cello in B flat major, G 482 by Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  Ton Koopman (Harpsichord), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Conductor:  Ton Koopman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1785 
Date of Recording: 08/1998 
Venue:  De Stadsgehoorzaal, Leiden, Netherlands 
Length: 16 Minutes 35 Secs. 
32.
Concerto for Cello in D major, G 476 by Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  Ton Koopman (Harpsichord), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Conductor:  Ton Koopman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Date of Recording: 08/1998 
Venue:  De Stadsgehoorzaal, Leiden, Netherlands 
Length: 16 Minutes 37 Secs. 
33.
Concerto for Cello in B flat major, G 482 by Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Conductor:  Pinchas Zukerman
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1785 
Date of Recording: 03/29/1982 
Venue:  O'Shaughnessy Hall, St. Paul, MN 
Length: 19 Minutes 26 Secs. 
34.
Grand Overtures (6), Op. 18: no 1 in E flat major for Double Orchestra by Johann Christian Bach
Performer:  Layton James (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Pinchas Zukerman
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779; London, England 
Date of Recording: 10/31/1981 
Venue:  O'Shaughnessy Hall, St. Paul, MN 
Length: 13 Minutes 21 Secs. 

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