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|Category||Classical, Romantic Period, Chamber Music/Recitals, 20th Century Period, Modern, Baroque Period, Sonata, Suite, Song, Enhanced CD, Post-Romantic, Contemporary, Dance - Classical, Prelude, Aria, Quartet, Renaissance Period, Waltz, Cantata, Oratorio, Folksong, Film Score, Chorale, Tango, Passion, Theme, Vocalise|
Classic Yo-Yo by Yo-Yo Ma was released Sep 18, 2001 on the Sony Classical label. The album begins, appropriately, with his remarkable account of the Prelude from J.S. Bach's Cello Suite No.1, continuing through to an eclectic assortment that includes Piazzolla tangos, a Gershwin Prelude, and an excerpt from Tan Dun's score for the film CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON, as well as pieces by Fauré, Brahms, and Dvorák. The disc also features tracks from the "Appalachian" collaborations with Edgar Meyer and Mark O'Connor, and several bonuses in the form of previously unreleased material: Piazzolla's Tango Sensation: FEAR and new recordings of John Williams' "American Collection" Theme and the Shaker hymn "Simple Gifts" featuring Alison Krauss. ...See Full Description
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Elements Featured On Classic Yo-Yo CD
|Composers on Classic Yo-Yo CD : ||Johann Sebastian Bach, Johannes Brahms, Tan Dun, Antonin Dvorak, Gabriel Faure, George Gershwin, Edgar Meyer, Mark O'Connor [Violin], Astor Piazzolla, Sergei Rachmaninov, Shaker Traditional, John Williams|
|Conductors on Classic Yo-Yo CD : ||Ton Koopman, Seiji Ozawa, John Williams|
|Ensembles on Classic Yo-Yo CD : ||Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra (Orchestra), Los Angeles Recording Arts Orchestra, Shanghai National Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra|
|Genres on Classic Yo-Yo CD : ||Baroque Period, Cantata, Dance, Film Score, Passion, Prelude, Quartet, Renaissance Period, Romantic Period, Sonata, Song, Suite, Tango, Waltz|
|Performers on Classic Yo-Yo CD : ||Antonio Agri, Alimjan, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Emanuel Ax, Boston Symphony Orchestra [orchestra], Hector Console, David Cossin, Jeffrey Kahane, Kasim, Alison Krauss, Jaime Laredo, Yo-Yo Ma, Horacio Malvicino, Leonardo Marconi, Nestor Marconi, Bobby Mcferrin, Edgar Meyer, Mark O'Connor [Violin], Itzhak Perlman, Isaac Stern|
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Classic Yo-Yo Album Track Listing
|1||Prélude From Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 In G Major, Bwv 1007 See All 2|
|3||Butterfly's Day Out See All 7|
with Edgar Meyer, Mark O'Connor
|4||Was Gott Tut, Das Ist Wohlgetan, Bwv 75 See All 3|
with Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman
|5||Slavonic Dance No. 2 In E Minor, Op. 72 See All 5|
with Boston Symphony Orchestra, Itzhak Perlman, Seiji Ozawa
|6||I. Allegro Ben Ritmato E Deciso From Three Preludes See All 2|
|7||American Collection Theme|
|8||1b See All 5|
with Edgar Meyer, Mark O'Connor
|9||Iv. Allegro Molto From Sonata For Cello and Piano In F Major, Op. 99 See All 2|
|10||Eternal Vow From Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon See All 7|
with Tan Dun
|11||Erbarme Dich (Matthäus-Passion), Bwv 244 See All 5|
with Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman
|12||Iv. Allegro Molto From Quartet For Piano & Strings No. 2 In G Minor, Op. 45|
|13||Vocalise See All 3|
with Bobby Mcferrin
|14||Libertango See All 11|
|15||Simple Gifts See All 3|
|16||Appalachia Waltz See All 12|
Classic Yo-Yo Customer Reviews
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Classic Yo-Yo Product Details
|CD Universe Part number||2111619|
|Release Date||Sep 18, 2001|
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