Yo-Yo Ma - Appasionatto
iNstrumental | 2007 | VBR~192 | 93mb
Label: Sony Classics | Release: January 9, 2007
Never before available on a single compilation, the 15 tracks here represent the entire span of Yo-Yo Ma’s recording career (1978-2006), beginning with his elegant first recording of Saint-Saëns’ “The Swan” and culminating in three new tracks recorded especially for this CD. Romance, passion, and beauty cascade from his bow on highlights like Piazzolla’s “Soledad,” Mendelssohn’s “Song Without Words” (played with longtime partner Emanuel Ax), John Williams’ “Going to School” (taken from a theme featured in Memoirs of a Geisha), “Doce de coco” from Obrigado Brazil with Paquito D’Rivera on clarinet, Gershwin’s Prelude No. 2, “First Impressions” from Appalachia Waltz, the Largo from Vivaldi’s "Winter" Concerto (from The Four Seasons) played with the Amsterdam Baroque, and much more.