Yo-Yo Ma: The Classical Cello Collection

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Yo-Yo Ma: The Classical Cello Collection
Yo-Yo Ma (cello) / with Emanuel Ax (piano) / New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Kurt Masur, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, David Zinman, etc

[ Sony Classical / 15 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Wednesday 21 December 2016

Excellent value, budget-priced x15 CD Box-set. The set features great works from the classical cello repertoire with compositions by 23 classical composers.

The 14 recently remastered classic albums in this x15 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 6 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.

"Glows with an expressive warmth." (Herbert) "Richly satisfying...fine balancing." (Dvorak) - Stereo Review


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
St Matthew Passion, BWV244: Erbarme dich
Cantata BWV147 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben': Jesu, bleibet meine Freude
Ertöt uns durch dein' Gûte BWV22.v
Chorale Prelude BWV639 'Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ'
Chorale Prelude BWV650 'Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter'
Cantata BWV163 'Nur jedem das Seine': Lass mein Herz die Munze sein
Cantata BWV136 'Erforsche mich, Gott, und erfahre mein Herz': Dein Blut, der edle Saft
Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV1068: Air ('Air on a G String')
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman

Cello Concerto, Op. 22

Viola Concerto, BB 128, Sz. 120
arr. cello

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

Bloch, E:
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, David Zinman

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

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
Cello Sonata No. 2 in F major, Op. 99
Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108 arr. cello
Emanuel Ax (piano)

Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 68

ANTONÍN DVORÁK (1841-1904)
Concerto in B minor for Cello and Orchestra, Op.104

Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85

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)

VICTOR HERBERT (1859-1924)
Concerto No. 2 in E minor for Cello and Orchestra, Op.30

Cello Concerto in D minor

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

Sinfonia Concertante in E minor for cello & orchestra, Op. 125

Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33
Havanaise, Op. 83

Cello Concerto (After G.M. Monn) (1932)

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

Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33
Andante Cantabile (from String Quartet No. 1 in D Op. 11)

Cello Concerto