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The Essential Yo-Yo Ma


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Artist: Yo - Yo Ma
Release date: 2004
Tracks: 35
Duration: 02:33:06
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No. Title Length
1. Suite No. 1 in G Major for Solo Cello, BWV 1007: I. Prélude 2:19
2. The Four Seasons - Violin Concerto in F Major, Op. 8, No. 4, RV 297: II. Largo (featuring Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman) 1:46
3. Jesus, bleibet meine Freude (Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring), BWV 147 (featuring Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman) 2:42
4. Schafe können sicher weiden (Sheep May Safely Graze), BWV 208 (featuring Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman) 3:37
5. Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Sleepers Awake), BWV 645 (featuring Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman) 3:48
6. The Swan from Carnival of the Animals (Chamber Version) (featuring Philippe Entremont, Gaby Casadesus) 3:08
7. Havanaise, Op. 83 (featuring Kathryn Stott) 8:50
8. Thaïs: Méditation (featuring Kathryn Stott) 5:48
9. Liebesfreud (featuring Patricia Zander) 3:11
10. Three Preludes: I. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso (featuring Jeffrey Kahane) 1:43
11. Vocalise (featuring Bobby McFerrin) 6:26
12. Sonata in D minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 40: IV. Allegro (featuring Emanuel Ax) 4:25
13. Andante Cantabile for Cello Solo and String Orchestra, Op. posth. (featuring Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Lorin Maazel) 8:21
14. Quartet No. 1 in G Minor for Piano and Strings, Op. 25: IV. Rondo alla Zingarese. Presto (featuring Emanuel Ax, Isaac Stern, Jaime Laredo) 8:04
15. Concerto in B Minor for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 104: III. Finale. Allegro moderato (featuring Kurt Masur, New York Philharmonic) 12:50
16. Cristal (featuring César Camargo Mariano / Cesar Camargo Mariano) 2:50
17. A lenda do caboclo (featuring Sérgio Assad / Sergio Assad, Odair Assad) 3:11
18. Chega de Saudade (Live) (featuring Cyro Baptista, Rosa Passos, Kathryn Stott, Nilson Matta) 5:01
19. Wapango (Live) (featuring Paquito D'Rivera, Cyro Baptista, Kathryn Stott) 3:46
20. Libertango (featuring Nestor Marconi, Antonio Agri, Leonardo Marconi, Horacio Malvicino) 3:11
21. Appalachia Waltz (Solo Cello Version) 4:20
22. Butterfly's Day Out (featuring Mark O'Connor, Edgar Meyer) 4:46
23. 1B (featuring Mark O'Connor, Edgar Meyer) 4:01
24. Pickin' from Three Pieces for Solo Cello 2:34
25. Simple Gifts (featuring Alison Krauss) 2:31
26. Gabriel's Oboe (featuring Ennio Morricone, Roma Sinfonietta) 3:11
27. The Falls (featuring Ennio Morricone, Roma Sinfonietta) 2:28
28. The Eternal Vow from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (featuring Tan Dun, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai National Orchestra, Chen Xie-Yang, David Cossin) 3:01
29. The Cellist of Sarajevo - A Lament in Rondo Form for Solo 'Cello, Op. 12 6:57
30. Chi passa per'sta strada (featuring Edgar Meyer, Todd Reynolds, Colin Jacobsen, Joel Fan, Joseph Gramley, Mark Suter, Shane Shanahan, Sandeep Das) 4:41
31. Mido Mountain (Chinese Traditional) (featuring Edgar Meyer, Joel Fan, Joseph Gramley, Mark Suter, Shane Shanahan, Sandeep Das) 3:51
32. Mohini (Enchantment) (featuring The Silk Road Ensemble, Alan Pierson, Alim Qasimov, Colin Jacobsen, Joseph Gramley, Mark Suter, Sandeep Das, Nilanjana Dey, Ljova, Jonathan Gandelsman, DaXun Zhang) 1:47
33. Suite for Cello and Jazz Piano Trio: Baroque in Rhythm (featuring Claude Bolling) 4:25
34. Anything Goes (Instrumental) (featuring Daniel Humair, Stéphane Grappelli / Stephane Grappelli, Roger Kellaway, Stephanie Grappelli, Jon Burr, Marc Fosset) 5:53
35. I Could Have Danced All Night (featuring Steven Prutsman) 3:43



Yo-Yo Ma enjoyed so much well-deserved success early on that by his mid-30s he was able to start exploring in earnest music outside the European Classical canon. His Essential collection is helpfully divided into a classical first half (or side one) and a crossover part (or side two). Familiar favorites from Bach (“Suite No. 1 in G Major for Solo Cello,” “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”) and Vivaldi (the Largo movement from his Concerto in F minor) open the album, followed by selections by composers from the Romantic (Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Dvořák, Saint-Saëns, Massenet) and contemporary (Shostakovich, Kreisler, Gershwin) eras. Beyond that, Ma’s latter-day explorations of Brazilian and Chinese traditions—as well as bluegrass, jazz, standards from The Great American Songbook, and soundtrack music—have been curated here. Highlights include “Simple Gifts,” performed as a lovely duet with vocalist Alison Krauss, and a jaunty reading of Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes.”