Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Yo -Yo Ma



Another of my recent CD aquisitions was this one, Yo-Yo Ma playing Bach's unaccompanied cello suites, recorded in 1990. It is very good.

Years ago, I saw Yo-Yo Ma flying on the shuttle from Washington D.C. to NYC. He had purchased a seat for his cello.

Unfortunately, I am very busy again this week, and not in any way that agrees with me.

7 Comments:

Blogger Happyflower said...

Good find! He is one of the best, he was on Sesame Street, like the Diz, Wynton, and Buddy Rich!

7:37 AM  
Blogger Leslie said...

He has a summer place here and plays at Tanglewood every year.

After his performance, he often just hangs out. I met him that way. He is a nice guy.

With what his cello is worth, he probably should have bought the plane to transport it, not just a seat!

8:17 AM  
Blogger Andrew Shields said...

That is one of the most beautiful recordings I own. Brilliant stuff.

I never saw him on a plane, but he was a student at Harvard when my sister was there! :-)

9:55 AM  
Blogger Radish King said...

The best absolutely. He is incredible, close to Glenn Gould in his understanding of counterpoint. Close.

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10:34 AM  
Blogger C. Dale said...

I like Yo Yo Ma, but for me I still love Rostopovich playing these cello pieces. Here is a poor Youtube example, but even then I find it gorgeous. I have the CD you mention as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LU_QR_FTt3E

12:12 PM  
Blogger Cindy Hunter Morgan said...

Yes, it is much cheaper to play the flute.

1:38 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

I have that CD too. Isn't it gorgeous music? Yo-Yo Ma is coming here to Bloomington next year. I think tickets are already on sale, but I can't afford one yet -- but I will go one way or another!

7:18 PM  

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