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Appassionato / Yo-Yo Ma

Album Summary

>Williams, John [Guitar] : Going To School, for cello & piano
>Franck, César : Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, M 8
>Gershwin, George : Preludes (3) for piano
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in F major, Op. 8 no 3/RV 293 "L'autunno"
>Bandolim, Jacob do : Doce de Coco
>Kabalevsky, Dmitri : Concerto for Cello no 1 in G minor, Op. 49
>Morricone, Ennio : Cinema Paradiso
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Carnival of the animals
>Traditional, Chinese : Yanzi (Swallow Song) (Kazakh)
>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102 "Double"
>Piazzolla, Astor : Soledad
>Mamiya, Michio : Finnish Folksongs (5), for cello & piano
>Meyer, Edgar : First Impressions, for violin, cello & piano
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Song without words for Cello and Piano in D major, Op. 109
>Morricone, Ennio : The Mission
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Notes & Reviews:

This album represents the entire span of Ma's recording career, beginning with his first recording (Saint-Saens 'The Swan') and culminating with three new tracks by Piazzolla and Mendelssohn recorded this past fall especially for this collection. Winner of 13 Grammy Awards, Ma delivers an album of romance and passion, featuring some of the most beautiful music he has ever recorded.

Yo-Yo Ma - Appassionato reflects an extraordinary range of collaborators and includes so many of the most important musical relationships of Yo-Yo's life. The works selected here have never before been available on one single compilation. The album also represents the entire span of Yo-Yo's recording career, beginning with his first recordings for the label (Saint-Saens' The Swan) and culminating with three new tracks recorded this past fall especially for the collection. the most admired and beloved classical artist of his generation, cellist Yo-Yo Ma delivers an album of romance and passion, featuring some of the most beautiful music he has ever recorded.

Notes & Reviews:

Appassionato (2007), the follow-up album to the well-received Yo-Yo Ma Plays Ennio Morricone (2005), is a 15-track collection of love-themed material handpicked by the classical crossover cellist himself. There are single movements from classical works along with popular material such as the Cinema Paradiso track. Highlights include collaborations with Ennio Morricone ("Gabriel's Oboe [Theme from The Mission]") and John Williams ("Going to School"), among others. ~ Jason Birchmeier



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Works Details

>Williams, John [Guitar] : Going To School, for cello & piano
  • Performers: John Williams (Piano); Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>César Franck (1822 - 1890) : Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, M 8 :: IV. Allegretto poco mosso
  • Performers: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello); Kathryn Stott (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1886.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Gershwin, George : Preludes (3) for piano :: II. Andante con moto e poco rubato
  • Performers: Jeffrey Kahane (Piano); Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1926

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in F major, Op. 8 no 3/RV 293 "L'autunno"
  • Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
  • Conductor: Ton Koopman
  • Running Time: 1 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Bandolim, Jacob do : Doce de Coco
  • Performers: Paquito D'Rivera (Clarinet); Romero Lubambo (Guitar); Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Kabalevsky, Dmitri : Concerto for Cello no 1 in G minor, Op. 49 :: II. Largo
  • Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
  • Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
  • Running Time: 5 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1948-1949

>Morricone, Ennio : Cinema Paradiso :: Nostalgia (from Giuseppe Tornatore Suite)
  • Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
  • Conductor: Ennio Morricone
  • Running Time: 1 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1988

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Carnival of the animals :: The Swan
  • Performers: Gaby Casadesus (Piano); Yo-Yo Ma (Cello); Philippe Entremont (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Traditional, Chinese : Yanzi (Swallow Song) (Kazakh)
  • Performers: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello); Kojiro Umezaki (Shakuhachi)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 23 sec.

>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102 "Double" :: II. Andante
  • Performers: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello); Isaac Stern (Violin)
  • Conductor: Claudio Abbado
  • Running Time: 7 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1887

>Piazzolla, Astor : Soledad
  • Performers: Octavio Brunetti (Piano); Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: ?1969

>Mamiya, Michio : Finnish Folksongs (5), for cello & piano :: no 4. Mikin Pekko
  • Performers: Joel Fan (Piano); Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Meyer, Edgar : First Impressions, for violin, cello & piano
  • Performers: Mark O'Connor (Violin); Yo-Yo Ma (Cello); Edgar Meyer (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1990s

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Song without words for Cello and Piano in D major, Op. 109
  • Performers: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello); Emanuel Ax (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 10/1845

>Morricone, Ennio : The Mission
  • Performers: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello); Emanuel Ax (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern