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Yo-Yo Ma Plays Great Cello Masterworks by Vivaldi, Boccherini, Haydn, Schumann, Elgar, Bach, Beethoven, Brahms et al. [8 CDs]

Album Summary

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for 2 Cellos in G minor, RV 531
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin "Winter", RV 297
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Cello, strings & continuo in B flat major, RV 423
>Vivaldi, Antonio : La fida ninfa, RV 714
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Viola d'Amore and Lute in D minor, RV 540
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Il Giustino, RV 717
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Cello, strings & continuo in C minor "Alla Rustica," RV 401
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Juditha triumphans, RV 644
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Gloria, RV 589
>Boccherini, Luigi : Concerto for Cello no 9 in B flat major, G 482
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Concerto for Cello no 1 in C major, H 7b no 1
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Concerto for Cello no 2 in D major, Op 101/H 7b no 2
>Schumann, Robert : Concerto for Cello in A minor, Op. 129
>Dvorak, Antonin : Concerto for Cello in B minor, Op. 104/B 191
>Dvorak, Antonin : From the Bohemian forest, Op. 68
>Dvorak, Antonin : Rondo for Cello and Orchestra in G minor, Op. 94
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Concerto for Cello no 1 in A minor, Op. 33
>Lalo, Edouard : Concerto for Cello in D minor
>Walton, William : Concerto for Cello
>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Cello
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Concerto for Cello no 1 in E flat major, Op. 107
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Variations for Cello and Orchestra on a Rococo theme, Op. 33
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for solo cello no 1 in G major, BWV 1007
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Cello solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1009
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Cello solo no 5 in C minor, BWV 1011
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Cello and Piano no 1 in F major, Op. 5 no 1
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Cello and Piano no 3 in A major, Op. 69
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Variations (7) for Cello and Piano on Mozart's "Bei Männern", WoO 46
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Variations (12) for Cello and Piano in F major on "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen", Op. 66
>Brahms, Johannes : Sonata for Cello and Piano no 1 in E minor, Op. 38
>Brahms, Johannes : Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 99
>Schumann, Robert : Adagio and Allegro for Cello and Piano in A flat major, Op. 70
>Schumann, Robert : Phantasiestucke (3) for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 73
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These imports feature German pressings from the immense Sony Classical Masters Catalog in smart and collectible multi-disc editions. The Sony catalog is replete with legendary artists and hold many of the greatest recordings of the classical repertoire. Each box features large, prominently displayed photo of the featured artist. and comes packaged in a slender, shelf-friendly box with the CDs themselves housed in space-saving slipsleeves.

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Works Details

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for 2 Cellos in G minor, RV 531
  • Performer: Ton Koopman (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Ton Koopman
  • Ensemble: Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
  • Notes: De Stadsgehoorzaal, Leiden, The Netherlands (11/17/2003-11/20/2003)
  • Running Time: 9 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1742

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin "Winter", RV 297 :: Largo
  • Conductor: Ton Koopman
  • Ensemble: Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
  • Notes: De Stadsgehoorzaal, Leiden, The Netherlands (11/17/2003-11/20/2003)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Cello, strings & continuo in B flat major, RV 423
  • Performer: Ton Koopman (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Ton Koopman
  • Ensemble: Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
  • Notes: De Stadsgehoorzaal, Leiden, The Netherlands (11/17/2003-11/20/2003)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: by 1742

>Vivaldi, Antonio : La fida ninfa, RV 714 :: Così sugl' occhi miei
  • Performers: Wouter Verschuren (Bassoon); Ton Koopman (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Ton Koopman
  • Ensemble: Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
  • Notes: De Stadsgehoorzaal, Leiden, The Netherlands (11/17/2003-11/20/2003)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 01/06/1732

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Viola d'Amore and Lute in D minor, RV 540
  • Performer: Ton Koopman (Organ)
  • Conductor: Ton Koopman
  • Ensemble: Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
  • Notes: De Stadsgehoorzaal, Leiden, The Netherlands (11/17/2003-11/20/2003)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1740

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Il Giustino, RV 717 :: La gloria del mio sangue
  • Performer: Ton Koopman (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Ton Koopman
  • Ensemble: Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
  • Notes: De Stadsgehoorzaal, Leiden, The Netherlands (11/17/2003-11/20/2003)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1724

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Cello, strings & continuo in C minor "Alla Rustica," RV 401
  • Performer: Ton Koopman (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Ton Koopman
  • Ensemble: Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
  • Notes: De Stadsgehoorzaal, Leiden, The Netherlands (11/17/2003-11/20/2003)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: by 1742

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Juditha triumphans, RV 644 :: Noli, ò cara, te adorantis
  • Performer: Ton Koopman (Organ)
  • Conductor: Ton Koopman
  • Ensemble: Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
  • Notes: De Stadsgehoorzaal, Leiden, The Netherlands (11/17/2003-11/20/2003)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1716

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Gloria, RV 589 :: Laudamus Te
  • Conductor: Ton Koopman
  • Ensemble: Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
  • Notes: De Stadsgehoorzaal, Leiden, The Netherlands (11/17/2003-11/20/2003)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1715

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Juditha triumphans, RV 644 :: Quanto magis generosa
  • Performer: Katherine McGillivray (Viola d'amore)
  • Conductor: Ton Koopman
  • Ensemble: Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
  • Notes: De Stadsgehoorzaal, Leiden, The Netherlands (11/17/2003-11/20/2003)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1716

>Vivaldi, Antonio : La fida ninfa, RV 714 :: Dite oihmè
  • Performer: Mike Fentross (Lute)
  • Conductor: Ton Koopman
  • Ensemble: Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
  • Notes: De Stadsgehoorzaal, Leiden, The Netherlands (11/17/2003-11/20/2003)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 01/06/1732

>Boccherini, Luigi : Concerto for Cello no 9 in B flat major, G 482
  • Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
  • Conductor: Pinchas Zukerman
  • Ensemble: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 19 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Concerto for Cello no 1 in C major, H 7b no 1
  • Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
  • Conductor: José Garcia
  • Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
  • Notes: CBS Studios, London (1979-10-08_1979-10-09&1979-)
  • Running Time: 23 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: by 1765

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Concerto for Cello no 2 in D major, Op 101/H 7b no 2
  • Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
  • Conductor: José Garcia
  • Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
  • Notes: CBS Studios, London (1979-10-08_1979-10-09&1979-)
  • Running Time: 24 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1783

>Schumann, Robert : Concerto for Cello in A minor, Op. 129
  • Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1850.
  • Running Time: 24 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1850
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Concerto for Cello in B minor, Op. 104/B 191
  • Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
  • Conductor: Lorin Maazel
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 42 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : From the Bohemian forest, Op. 68
  • Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
  • Conductor: Lorin Maazel
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 6 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 10/28/1893

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Rondo for Cello and Orchestra in G minor, Op. 94
  • Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
  • Conductor: Lorin Maazel
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 8 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Concerto for Cello no 1 in A minor, Op. 33
  • Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
  • Conductor: Lorin Maazel
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 18 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1872

>Lalo, Edouard : Concerto for Cello in D minor
  • Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
  • Conductor: Lorin Maazel
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 27 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1877

>Walton, William : Concerto for Cello
  • Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 29 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1956-1975

>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Cello
  • Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 29 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1919

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Concerto for Cello no 1 in E flat major, Op. 107
  • Performers: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello); Nolan Miller (French Horn)
  • Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
  • Ensemble: Philadelphia Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1959.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1959

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Variations for Cello and Orchestra on a Rococo theme, Op. 33
  • Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
  • Conductor: Lorin Maazel
  • Ensemble: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 17 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1876

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for solo cello no 1 in G major, BWV 1007
  • Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Cello solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1009
  • Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Cello solo no 5 in C minor, BWV 1011
  • Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Cello and Piano no 1 in F major, Op. 5 no 1
  • Performers: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello); Emanuel Ax (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1796.
  • Running Time: 25 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1796

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Cello and Piano no 3 in A major, Op. 69
  • Performers: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello); Emanuel Ax (Piano)
  • Running Time: 27 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1807-1808

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Variations (7) for Cello and Piano on Mozart's "Bei Männern", WoO 46
  • Performers: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello); Emanuel Ax (Piano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1801

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Variations (12) for Cello and Piano in F major on "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen", Op. 66
  • Performers: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello); Emanuel Ax (Piano)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1796

>Brahms, Johannes : Sonata for Cello and Piano no 1 in E minor, Op. 38
  • Performers: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello); Emanuel Ax (Piano)
  • Notes: RCA Studio A, New York City (02/04/1985-02/05/1985)
  • Running Time: 27 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1862-1865

>Brahms, Johannes : Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 99
  • Performers: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello); Emanuel Ax (Piano)
  • Notes: RCA Studio A, New York City (02/04/1985-02/05/1985)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Schumann, Robert : Adagio and Allegro for Cello and Piano in A flat major, Op. 70
  • Performers: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello); Emanuel Ax (Piano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1849

>Schumann, Robert : Phantasiestücke (3) for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 73
  • Performers: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello); Emanuel Ax (Piano)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1849