Yo-Yo Ma: The Classical Cello Collection

Release Date: 10/2/2015
Label: Sony
Catalog Number: 88875130742
Number of Discs: 15

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$49.99
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, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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: Ton Koopman (Harpsichord), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Conductor: Ton Koopman
Orchestra/Ensemble: Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: 1723 ; Cöthen, Germany
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
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
13. Nur jedem das Seine, BWV 163: Lass mein Herz die Münze sein by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Ton Koopman (Harpsichord), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Conductor: Ton Koopman
Orchestra/Ensemble: Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: 1715 ; Cöthen, Germany
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
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
16. Concerto for Cello in G major, G 480 by Luigi Boccherini
Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Ton Koopman (Harpsichord)
Conductor: Ton Koopman
Orchestra/Ensemble: Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: by 1771 ;
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 ;
18. Quintet for Piano and Strings in A major, D 667/Op. 114 "Trout" by Franz Schubert
Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Rebecca Young (Viola), Pamela Frank (Violin), Emanuel Ax (Piano), Edgar Meyer (Double Bass)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1819 ; Vienna, Austria
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
20. Die Forelle, D 550 by Franz Schubert
Performer: Barbara Bonney (Soprano), Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1817 ; Vienna, Austria
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: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Emanuel Ax (Piano)
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: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1796 ; Vienna, Austria
25. Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102 "Double" by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Isaac Stern (Violin)
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Period: Romantic
Written: 1887 ; Austria
26. Quartet for Piano and Strings no 3 in C minor, Op. 60 by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Jaime Laredo (Viola), Isaac Stern (Violin), Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1855-1875 ; Austria
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
28. Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 99 by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1886 ; Austria
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
30. Concerto for Cello in B minor, Op. 104/B 191 by Antonín Dvořák
Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic
Written: 1894-1895 ; USA
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
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
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
36. Thaïs: Meditation by Jules Massenet
Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Kathryn Stott (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1894 ; France
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
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
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
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
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
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
47. Concerto for Cello by Stephen J. Albert
Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Conductor: David Zinman
Orchestra/Ensemble: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
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
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
50. 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
51. 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 ;
52. Concerto for Cello in D major, G 478 by Luigi Boccherini
Performer: Ton Koopman (Harpsichord), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Conductor: Ton Koopman
Orchestra/Ensemble: Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1536 ;
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