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  • Audio CD (20 Nov 1989)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B0000026O2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Concerto No. 2 in D Major for Cello and Orchestra: I. Allegro moderatoYo-Yo Ma;English Chamber Orchestra;Jose Luis Garcia14:14Album Only
Listen  2. II. AdagioYo-Yo Ma;English Chamber Orchestra;Jose Luis Garcia 5:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. III. AllegroYo-Yo Ma;English Chamber Orchestra;Jose Luis Garcia 4:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Concerto No. 1 in A minor for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 33Yo-Yo Ma18:53Album Only
Listen  5. Nicht zu schnellYo-Yo Ma11:42Album Only
Listen  6. Concerto in A Minor for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 129: LangsamYo-Yo Ma 4:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Concerto in A Minor for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 129: Sehr lebhaftYo-Yo Ma 8:07£0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 2:

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Concerto in B Minor for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 104: I. AllegroLorin Maazel;Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra;Yo-Yo Ma16:03Album Only
Listen  2. Concerto in B Minor for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 104: II. Adagio, ma non troppoLorin Maazel;Yo-Yo Ma12:43Album Only
Listen  3. III. Finale. Allegro moderatoLorin Maazel;Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra;Yo-Yo Ma13:20Album Only
Listen  4. Concerto in E Minor for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 85: I. Adagio - ModeratoYo-Yo Ma 8:00£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Concerto in E Minor for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 85: II. Lento; Allegro moltoYo-Yo Ma 4:20£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Concerto in E Minor for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 85: III. AdagioYo-Yo Ma 4:56£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Concerto in E Minor for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 85: IV. AllegroYo-Yo Ma11:37Album Only

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Andrew R. Barnard on 4 Jan 2011
Format: Audio CD
The music on this CD is all of the highest quality. The music on the second disc, the Dvorak and Elgar, are the two high points in the cello concerto repertoire. Unlike some of the reviews have suggested, Ma's playing is top notch. In fact, I consider his Elgar to be a rival to Du Pre's. Previn's conducting in the Elgar is the best I have ever heard from him. Ma and Previn bring out the resignation and melancholy in a way that is sure to bring tears to your eyes. The Dvorak is also very good; like the Elgar it is a resigned and very moving piece. The other concertos are also very good, especially the Schumann, it is simply that the quality of the music cannot match the Dvorak, and certainly not the Elgar.

But if you want to buy these concertos, go with the albums they came from. The quality of the music is too good to buy simply a sampling of the music. Unless you cannot afford to buy the whole set, stick with the individual albums.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Carolyn Ruane on 17 Jun 2013
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Elgar is sublime; worth CD on its own. Rest are good but again Elgar is moving; Yo-yo Ma does it proud
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Amazon.com: 8 reviews
15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Not all are live... 2 Dec 2003
By M. Carter - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Amazon puts "Live" in the title of this disc, but a closer reading of the liner notes shows that some are live and some are not.... it's confusing and I wish the record companies would clearly label whether recordings are live or not on the OUTSIDE of the disc, so you can see it BEFORE you buy it, as many collectors prefer not to purchase live recordings.
In any event, I purchased this recording without knowing it was recorded live and I haven't been disappointed. The Haydn is played with that characteristic Ma reserve, but it works quite well for the piece, being from the Classic Era and all...
Saint-Saens and Schumann are surprisingly lively, although I generally prefer Rostropovich.
Of course, no one plays the Elgar better than Du Pre, so if you're looking for that, you should get the EMI recording of Du Pre/Barenboim b/w Janet Baker's Sea Songs instead of this.
And if you're looking for the Dvorak, the 1969 recording of Rostropovich/vonKarajan/BPO on DG takes the cake EVERY time. Don't waste your time on Ma's soulless, sanitized reading of this wonderfully romantic concerto. If you're up to it and you really want to hear someone pour their heart into Dvorak, try DuPre's late-60s recording on Angel (EMI) with Barenboim and Chicago. Tasty!
19 of 25 people found the following review helpful
Get 3 Individual Ma CD's With the Money About To Be Spent! 17 Oct 2001
By "stradgirl" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Nothing to be said about super star Yo-Yo, but I have to confess that as far as concertos go, Yo-Yo Ma does incredulously better in live performances, and if you turn that sentence around, you will see the gist of what I have to say.
All cellists (or any performer on any instrument really) have their more forte genres; for certain romantic concertos, such as Elgar or Schumann particulalry, I frankly don't think Yo-Yo Ma gives MILESTONE performances on this CD set. But of course, his reading of Haydn concertos is one of the most delightfully beautiful ones out there, get it by all means. Also, they were made far back when Yo-Yo Ma was but a young cellist, so that is one obvious reason why there should be better recordings around now(i.e. If you want a Dvorak Concerto by Ma, you should definitely go for the new one with Kurt Masur and New York Philharmonic).
There are numerous other recordings that truly show all admirable, enjoyable aspects of Ma playing (e.g. the exuberant and refreshing Beethoven Sonatas, a little lagged but very beautiful Brahms Sonatas,..) and this is not the best Ma CD's you can get. Money to spend on this CD set? By three other CD's by Ma, there are a LOT of cheaper and greater ones out there!
9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Just Amazing 1 Aug 2000
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Yo Yo Ma never seems to dissapoint. His tone is incredibly clear and plays with poise and confidence that every musician should emulate. Yo Yo Ma's interpretation of all the concerti are first rate and some are even better. His Haydn in D leaves me speechless and his Dvorak is one of the best ever recorded. This is one of the best cd collections on the market. You should enjoy every moment of it.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Great music, but buy the individual albums 21 July 2010
By Andrew R. Barnard - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
The music on this CD is all of the highest quality. The music on the second disc, the Dvorak and Elgar, are the two high points in the cello concerto repertoire. Unlike some of the reviews have suggested, Ma's playing is top notch. In fact, I consider his Elgar to be a rival to Du Pre's. Previn's conducting in the Elgar is the best I have ever heard from him. Ma and Previn bring out the resignation and melancholy in a way that is sure to bring tears to your eyes. The Dvorak is also very good; like the Elgar it is a resigned and very moving piece. The other concertos are also very good, especially the Schumann, it is simply that the quality of the music cannot match the Dvorak, and certainly not the Elgar.

But if you want to buy these concertos, go with the albums they came from. The quality of the music is too good to buy simply a sampling of the music. Unless you cannot afford to buy the whole set, stick with the individual albums.
Wonderful, diverse 9 Jan 2013
By Jim S - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a great recording of Yo-Yo Ma at his finest, with the best of Cello Concerto repertoire. Such a varied set of compositions, each performed beautifully.
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