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YO-YO MA - THE CLASSICAL CELLO COLLECTION (15 CDs)

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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 5 Grammy award winning recordings as well as his legendary bestsellers Bach Cello Suites Inspired by Bach and Simply Baroque.

Highlights of the collection:
- The great cello concertos by Boccherini, Dvorák, Elgar, Walton, Saint-Saens and more
- Collaborations with long time partners such as Emanuel Ax, Isaac Stern and Kathryn Stott
- An appreciation written by Nicholas Cords from the Silk Road Ensemble and Brooklyn Rider

Award winning recordings:
Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance:
- 1987 Beethoven: Cello and Piano Sonata No. 4 in C & Variations (CBS 42121)
- 1993 Brahms: Sonatas for Cello & Piano (Sony 48191)
Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance:
- 1990 Barber: Cello Concerto, Op. 22/Britten: Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 68 (CBS 44900)
- 1993 Prokofiev: Sinfonia Concertante/Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme (Sony 48382)
- 1995 The New York Album Works of Albert, Bartók & Bloch (Sony 57961)
Grammy Award for Best Classical Contemporary Composition:
- 1995 The New York Album, Stephen Albert: Cello Concerto (Sony 57961)

Albert, S:
Concerto for Cello and Orchestra

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, David Zinman
Bach, J S:
Cello Suites Nos. 1-6, BWV1007-1012
Cantata BWV167 'Ihr Menschen, rühmet Gottes Liebe': Sei Lob und Preis mit Ehren
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman
St Matthew Passion, BWV244: Erbarme dich
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman
Cantata BWV147 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben': Jesu, bleibet meine Freude
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman
Ertöt uns durch dein' Gûte BWV22.v
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman
Chorale Prelude BWV639 'Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ'
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman
Chorale Prelude BWV650 'Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter'
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman
Cantata BWV163 'Nur jedem das Seine': Lass mein Herz die Munze sein
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman
Cantata BWV136 'Erforsche mich, Gott, und erfahre mein Herz': Dein Blut, der edle Saft
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman
Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV1068: Air ('Air on a G String')
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman


Barber:
Cello Concerto, Op. 22
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, David Zinman


Bartók:
Viola Concerto, BB 128, Sz. 120
arr. cello
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, David Zinman


Beethoven:
Cello Sonata No. 4 in C major, Op. 102 No. 1
Emanuel Ax (piano)
Variations (7) on "Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen", for Cello and Piano, WoO 46
Emanuel Ax (piano)
Variations (12) on "See the conquering hero comes" for Cello and Piano, WoO 45
Emanuel Ax (piano)
Variations (12) on "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen" for Cello and Piano, Op. 66
Emanuel Ax (piano)


Bloch, E:
Schelomo
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, David Zinman


Boccherini:
Cello Concerto No. 7 in G major, G 480
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman
Cello Concerto No. 8 in D major, G. 478
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman


Brahms:
Double Concerto for Violin & Cello in A minor, Op. 102
Isaac Stern (violin)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado
Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor, Op. 60
Emanuel Ax (piano), Isaac Stern (violin), Jaime Laredo (viola)
Cello Sonata No. 1 In E Minor, Op. 38
Emanuel Ax (piano)
Cello Sonata No. 2 in F major, Op. 99
Emanuel Ax (piano)
Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108
arr. cello
Emanuel Ax (piano)
Britten:
Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 68
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, David Zinman


Dvorak:
Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104
New York Philharmonic, Kurt Masur


Elgar:
Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85
London Symphony Orchestra, Andre Previn


Fauré:
Violin Sonata No. 1 in A major, Op. 13
arr. cello
Kathryn Stott (piano)
Franck, C:
Violin Sonata in A major
arr. cello
Kathryn Stott (piano)


Herbert, V:
Cello Concerto No. 2 in E minor, Op. 30
New York Philharmonic, Kurt Masur


Lalo:
Cello Concerto in D minor
Orchestre National de France, Lorin Maazel


Massenet:
Meditation (from Thaïs)
arr. cello
Kathryn Stott (piano)


Prokofiev:
Sinfonia Concertante in E minor for cello & orchestra, Op. 125
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Lorin Maazel


Saint-Saëns:
Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33
Orchestre National de France, Lorin Maazel
Havanaise, Op. 83
arr. cello
Kathryn Stott (piano)


Schoenberg:
Cello Concerto (After G.M. Monn) (1932)
Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa


Schubert:
Piano Quintet in A major, D667 'The Trout'
Emanuel Ax (piano), Pamela Frank (violin), Rebecca Young (viola), Edgar Meyer (double bass)
Sonata in A minor 'Arpeggione', D821
Emanuel Ax (piano)
Die Forelle, D550
Barbara Bonney (soprano), Emanuel Ax (piano)


Strauss, R:
Don Quixote, Op. 35
Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa


Tchaikovsky:
Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Lorin Maazel
Andante Cantabile (from String Quartet No. 1 in D Op. 11)
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Lorin Maazel


Walton:
Cello Concerto
London Symphony Orchestra, Andre Previn


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