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Crossing Borders: A Musical Journey / Yo-Yo Ma

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Sony Classical is pleased to announce a new batch of reissues from the CBS/Sony and RCA Victor/BMG back catalogues. This latest instalment of the popular series showcases Mozart and Chopin along with conductor Robert Craft’s pioneering Webern recordings and the global journeys of that irrepressible musical explorer Yo-Yo Ma.

The supremely versatile Yo-Yo Ma has been aptly referred to as a musical omnivore. In addition to all the significant classical works written for his instrument, the eclectic cellist has passionately embraced the music of Latin America and Asia as well as American bluegrass and jazz. Seven of his most adventurous and acclaimed musical journeys have been collected by Sony Classical in a CD box entitled “Crossing Borders”. They include Appalachia Waltz and Appalachian Journey with Mark O’Connor and Edgar Meyer (Grammy 1998: “Best Classical Crossover Album”); Soul of the Tango – The Music of Astor Piazzolla (Grammy 1997: “Best Classical Crossover Album”); Obrigado Brazil – traditional songs and compositions by Antônio Carlos Jobim and Pixinguinha (Grammy 2000: “Best Classical Crossover Album”); Silk Road Journeys: When Strangers Meet and Japanese Melodies; Anything Goes: the cellist playing mostly Cole Porter with Stephane Grappelli; and, last but not least: Hush, his famous collaboration with Bobby McFerrin.

Review excerpts of previously released volumes included in this set:

Appalachian Journey / Yo-Yo Ma, O'Connor, Meyer

The Mark O’Connor/Yo-Yo Ma/Edgar Meyer power trio took a while to follow up their 1996 hit Appalachia Waltz, yet, no doubt about it, Appalachian Journey was worth the long wait. I love the gnarly funk of the opening cut, “1B”, with hard swinging fiddle and cello lines anchored by Meyer’s earthy, off-center pedal points. The less driving, more reflective reels, and lyrical Duet for Cello and Bass fuse bluegrass, wistful folk tunes, and stark Copland-esque landscapes into organic wholes that sound better with each rehearing. The deliciously virtuosic Caprice for Three proves that players of this caliber can channel their super-chops toward listening out loud. Guest vocal stints by James Taylor and Alison Krauss add the spice of variety to the mix, along with a potential wider audience. And why not? The arrangements are judiciously varied, perfectly paced, and exploit the violin/cello/string bass configuration in ingenuous ways. One wonders how this trio might approach certain pieces over a looser, more extended improvisational time frame. I hope we won’t have to wait another three and a half years to find out. If you’re in a blue mood, this disc will provide an antidote with long-range positive side effects. Fun, fun stuff.

-- ClassicsToday.com (10/10, Jed Distler)

 

Obrigado Brazil / Yo-Yo Ma:

The music on this enchanting, flavorful CD varies from classical to samba to bossa nova; the combinations range from guitar, flute, and cello to female voice (the remarkable Rosa Passos), cello, guitar, percussion, piano, and bass; to simple cello and piano; to cello and two guitars. The overriding element is rhythm; each selection has a beat which is both infectious and sensual, but the contexts are splendidly varied. It's impossible to get bored or tired listening to this creative CD; it's unique--just like Yo-Yo Ma himself--and endlessly surprising. It may not be quite what we'd call "classical" music, but it is many kinds of music, and they all will delight. The other musicians are as impressive on their instruments as Ma is with his cello, and that's saying a great deal.

-- ClassicsToday.com (Robert Levine)

Silk Road Journeys - When Strangers Meet

Silk Road Journeys is an invigorating, eye-opening ride. To be sure, some pieces fare better than others, but as with any unforgettable trip, you tend to forget the occasional bumps you hit along unknown roads. Our guides are a generally stellar selection of master artists, including the luminary pipa player Wu Man and kemencheh and setar player Kayhan Kalhor. These two musicians in particular can go head-to-head in virtuosity with Yo-Yo Ma any day. Complemented by cleanly articulated sound, Sony Classical has produced a real keeper in its Yo-Yo Ma catalog, but the cellist makes his collaborators the true focus of this album.

-- ClassicsToday.com (10/10)


Product Description:


  • Release Date: January 21, 2022


  • Catalog Number: 19439916202


  • UPC: 194399162026


  • Label: Sony


  • Number of Discs: 9


  • Composer: Sergei Rachmaninoff, Antonio Vivaldi, Claude Bolling, Edgar Meyer, Astor Piazzolla, Cole Porter


  • Performer: Yo-Yo Ma



Works:


  1. Anything Goes

    Composer: Cole Porter

    Performer: Stephane Grappelli (Violin), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Roger Kellaway (Piano), Marc Fosset (Guitar), Jon Burr (Bass), Daniel Humair (Drums)


  2. Born to Dance: Easy to Love

    Composer: Cole Porter

    Performer: Stephane Grappelli (Violin), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Roger Kellaway (Piano), Marc Fosset (Guitar), Jon Burr (Bass), Daniel Humair (Drums)


  3. Broadway Melody of 1940

    Composer: Cole Porter

    Performer: Stephane Grappelli (Violin), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Roger Kellaway (Piano), Marc Fosset (Guitar), Jon Burr (Bass), Daniel Humair (Drums)


  4. Jubilee: Just One of Those Things

    Composer: Cole Porter

    Performer: Stephane Grappelli (Violin), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Roger Kellaway (Piano), Marc Fosset (Guitar), Jon Burr (Bass), Daniel Humair (Drums)


  5. Rosalie: In the Still of the Night

    Composer: Cole Porter

    Performer: Stephane Grappelli (Violin), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Roger Kellaway (Piano), Marc Fosset (Guitar), Jon Burr (Bass), Daniel Humair (Drums)


  6. Love of My Life

    Composer: Richard Rodgers

    Performer: Stephane Grappelli (Violin), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Roger Kellaway (Piano), Marc Fosset (Guitar), Jon Burr (Bass), Daniel Humair (Drums)


  7. Pas-de-Two

    Composer: Ettore Stratta

    Performer: Stephane Grappelli (Violin), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Roger Kellaway (Piano), Marc Fosset (Guitar), Jon Burr (Bass), Daniel Humair (Drums)


  8. Sweet Lorraine

    Composer: Cliff Burwell

    Performer: Stephane Grappelli (Violin), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Roger Kellaway (Piano), Marc Fosset (Guitar), Jon Burr (Bass), Daniel Humair (Drums)


  9. Kiss Me, Kate: So In Love

    Composer: Cole Porter

    Performer: Stephane Grappelli (Violin), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Roger Kellaway (Piano), Marc Fosset (Guitar), Jon Burr (Bass), Daniel Humair (Drums)


  10. Anything Goes: All Through the Night

    Composer: Cole Porter

    Performer: Stephane Grappelli (Violin), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Roger Kellaway (Piano), Marc Fosset (Guitar), Jon Burr (Bass), Daniel Humair (Drums)


  11. Suite for Cello & Jazz Piano Trio

    Composer: Claude Bolling

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Claude Bolling (Piano), Marc Michel (Bass), Jean-Luc Dayan (Drums)


  12. Grace

    Composer: Bobby McFerrin

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Bobby McFerrin (Voice)


  13. Concerto for 2 violins and cello in D minor, RV 565: Andante

    Composer: Antonio Vivaldi

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Bobby McFerrin (Voice)


  14. Flight of the Bumblebee

    Composer: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Bobby McFerrin (Voice)


  15. Stars

    Composer: Bobby McFerrin

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Bobby McFerrin (Voice)


  16. Trad. Hush Little Baby

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Bobby McFerrin (Voice)


  17. Vocalise

    Composer: Sergei Rachmaninoff

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Bobby McFerrin (Voice)


  18. Musette (from Anna Magdalena Notebook), BWV Anh. 126

    Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Bobby McFerrin (Voice)


  19. Coyote

    Composer: Bobby McFerrin

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Bobby McFerrin (Voice)


  20. Sonata for 2 Cellos: Allegro prestissimo

    Composer: Jean-Baptiste Barrière

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Bobby McFerrin (Voice)


  21. Ave Maria (arr. Charles Gounod)

    Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Bobby McFerrin (Voice)


  22. Hoedown!

    Composer: Bobby McFerrin

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Bobby McFerrin (Voice)


  23. Orchestral Suite No. 3, BWV 1068: II. Aria

    Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Bobby McFerrin (Voice)


  24. Good-Bye

    Composer: Bobby McFerrin

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Bobby McFerrin (Voice)


  25. The Green Groves of Erin / The Flowers of Red Hill

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Violin), Mark O'Connor (Fiddle), Edgar Meyer (Bass)


  26. Appalachia Waltz

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Violin), Mark O'Connor (Fiddle), Edgar Meyer (Bass)


  27. Chief Sitting in the Rain

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Violin), Mark O'Connor (Fiddle), Edgar Meyer (Bass)


  28. Mama

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Violin), Mark O'Connor (Fiddle), Edgar Meyer (Bass)


  29. Butterfly's Day Out

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Violin), Mark O'Connor (Fiddle), Edgar Meyer (Bass)


  30. Druid's Fluid

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Violin), Mark O'Connor (Fiddle), Edgar Meyer (Bass)


  31. First Impressions

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Violin), Mark O'Connor (Fiddle), Edgar Meyer (Bass)


  32. Etienne et Petunia

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Violin), Mark O'Connor (Fiddle), Edgar Meyer (Bass)


  33. F.C.'s Jig

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Violin), Mark O'Connor (Fiddle), Edgar Meyer (Bass)


  34. College Hornpipe

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Violin), Mark O'Connor (Fiddle), Edgar Meyer (Bass)


  35. Pickles

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Violin), Mark O'Connor (Fiddle), Edgar Meyer (Bass)


  36. Old Country Fairytale

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Violin), Mark O'Connor (Fiddle), Edgar Meyer (Bass)


  37. Schizoozy

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Violin), Mark O'Connor (Fiddle), Edgar Meyer (Bass)


  38. Star of the County Down

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Violin), Mark O'Connor (Fiddle), Edgar Meyer (Bass)


  39. Speed the Plow Medley

    Performer: Mark O'Connor


  40. Fair Dancer Reel

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Violin), Mark O'Connor (Fiddle), Edgar Meyer (Bass)


  41. 1B

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Violin), Mark O'Connor (Fiddle), Edgar Meyer (Bass)


  42. Misty Moonlight Waltz

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Violin), Mark O'Connor (Fiddle), Edgar Meyer (Bass)


  43. Hard Times Come Again No More

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Violin), Mark O'Connor (Fiddle), Edgar Meyer (Bass)


  44. Indecision

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Violin), Mark O'Connor (Fiddle), Edgar Meyer (Bass)


  45. Limerock

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Violin), Mark O'Connor (Fiddle), Edgar Meyer (Bass)


  46. Benjamin

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Violin), Mark O'Connor (Fiddle), Edgar Meyer (Bass)


  47. Fisher's Hornpipe

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Violin), Mark O'Connor (Fiddle), Edgar Meyer (Bass)


  48. Duet for Cello and Bass

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Violin), Mark O'Connor (Fiddle), Edgar Meyer (Bass)


  49. Emily's Reel

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Violin), Mark O'Connor (Fiddle), Edgar Meyer (Bass)


  50. Cloverfoot Reel

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Violin), Mark O'Connor (Fiddle), Edgar Meyer (Bass)


  51. Poem for Carlita

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Violin), Mark O'Connor (Fiddle), Edgar Meyer (Bass)


  52. Caprice for Three

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Violin), Mark O'Connor (Fiddle), Edgar Meyer (Bass)


  53. Second Time Around

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Violin), Mark O'Connor (Fiddle), Edgar Meyer (Bass)


  54. Slumber My Darling

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Violin), Mark O'Connor (Fiddle), Edgar Meyer (Bass)


  55. Vistas

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Violin), Mark O'Connor (Fiddle), Edgar Meyer (Bass)


  56. Libertango

    Composer: Astor Piazzolla

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)


  57. Andante

    Composer: Astor Piazzolla

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)


  58. Allegro

    Composer: Astor Piazzolla

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)


  59. Regreso al amor, from Solana's movie "Sur"

    Composer: Astor Piazzolla

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)


  60. Le Grand Tango

    Composer: Astor Piazzolla

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)


  61. Fugata

    Composer: Astor Piazzolla

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)


  62. Tango Remembrances

    Composer: Jorge Callendrelli, Astor Piazzolla

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)


  63. Mumuki

    Composer: Astor Piazzolla

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)


  64. Tres minutos con la realidad (Three Minutes with Reality)

    Composer: Astor Piazzolla

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)


  65. Milonga del angel

    Composer: Astor Piazzolla

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)


  66. Cafe 1930

    Composer: Astor Piazzolla

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)


  67. Cristal

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)


  68. Chega de Saudade

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)


  69. A lenda do caboclo

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)


  70. Doce de coco

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)


  71. Dansa brasileira

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)


  72. Apelo

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)


  73. Dansa negra

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)


  74. 1 x 0 (um a zero)

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)


  75. Menino

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)


  76. Samambaia

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)


  77. Carinhoso

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)


  78. Alma Brasileira

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)


  79. O Amor em Paz

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)


  80. Bodas de Prata & Quatro Cantos

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)


  81. Bodas de Prata & Quatro Cantos

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)


  82. Salvador

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)


  83. Mongolian Traditional longsong - Ganbaatar Khongorzul

    Ensemble: Silk Road Ensemble

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)


  84. Legend of Herlen

    Ensemble: Silk Road Ensemble

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)


  85. Blue Little Flower (Chinese Traditional)

    Ensemble: Silk Road Ensemble

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)


  86. Mido Mountain (Chinese Traditional)

    Ensemble: Silk Road Ensemble

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)


  87. Moon over Guan Mountain

    Ensemble: Silk Road Ensemble

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)


  88. No. 3 Miero vuotti uutta kuuta from Five Finnish Folk Songs

    Ensemble: Silk Road Ensemble

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)


  89. No. 5 Joiku from Five Finnish Folk Songs

    Ensemble: Silk Road Ensemble

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)


  90. Persian Traditional Avaz-e Dashti - Siamak Jahangiry

    Ensemble: Silk Road Ensemble

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)


  91. Habil-Sayagy (In Habil's Style)

    Ensemble: Silk Road Ensemble

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)


  92. Blue As The Turquoise Night of Neyshabur

    Ensemble: Silk Road Ensemble

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)


  93. Chi passa per'sta strada

    Ensemble: Silk Road Ensemble

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)


  94. Desert Capriccio (Music from the film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)

    Ensemble: Silk Road Ensemble

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)


  95. Matsushima-Ondo

    Ensemble: Pro Musica Nipponia

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Patricia Zander (Harpsichord)

    Conductor: Michio Mamiya


  96. Kojo-No-Tsuki

    Ensemble: Pro Musica Nipponia

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Patricia Zander (Harpsichord)

    Conductor: Michio Mamiya


  97. Zui-Zui-Zukkorobashi

    Ensemble: Pro Musica Nipponia

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Patricia Zander (Harpsichord)

    Conductor: Michio Mamiya


  98. Defune

    Ensemble: Pro Musica Nipponia

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Patricia Zander (Harpsichord)

    Conductor: Michio Mamiya


  99. Nara-Yama

    Ensemble: Pro Musica Nipponia

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Patricia Zander (Harpsichord)

    Conductor: Michio Mamiya


  100. Chin-Chin-Chidori

    Ensemble: Pro Musica Nipponia

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Patricia Zander (Harpsichord)

    Conductor: Michio Mamiya


  101. Sakura, Sakura

    Ensemble: Pro Musica Nipponia

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Patricia Zander (Harpsichord)

    Conductor: Michio Mamiya


  102. Oroku-Musume

    Ensemble: Pro Musica Nipponia

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Patricia Zander (Harpsichord)

    Conductor: Michio Mamiya


  103. Chugoku-Chiho-No-Komoriuta

    Ensemble: Pro Musica Nipponia

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Patricia Zander (Harpsichord)

    Conductor: Michio Mamiya


  104. Chiran Bushi

    Ensemble: Pro Musica Nipponia

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Patricia Zander (Harpsichord)

    Conductor: Michio Mamiya