Yo-Yo Ma – Solo (1999)
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Bach showed that the cello can dance, but composers from Rossini to Shostakovich have favored it as an instrument of pensive reflection and brooding melancholy. The playful cover photo notwithstanding, SOLO features Yo-Yo Ma in five 20th century cello works of a serious nature, all with folk influence and all echoing at least a bit of the troubles of the times in which they were written.
01. Appalachia Waltz
Bright Sheng – Seven Tunes Heard In China, for cello
03. Guessing Song
04. Little Cabbage
05. The Drunken Fisherman
06. Diu Diu Dong
07. Pastoral Ballade
08. Tibetan Dance
09. The Cellist of Sarajevo
Alexander Tcherepnin – Suite for solo cello
10. Quasi Candenza
11. Quarter Note = 96
12. Eighth note = 42
13. Vivace (quartet note = 104)
Zoltan Kodaly – Sonata for solo cello, Op. 8
14. Allegro Maestoso ma Appassionato
16. Allegro Molto Vivace
Recorded at Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA, February 1-5, and at American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York, NY, June 23, 1999.
Seven Tunes Heard in China was commissioned by the Pacific Symphony Orchestra for Yo-Yo Ma, October 1995.
Produced by Steven Epstein