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  1. Yo-Yo Ma - Simply Baroque II ~ Bach & Boccherini / ABO, Koopman
    Yo-Yo Ma - Simply Baroque II ~ Bach & Boccherini / ABO, Koopman
    Yo-Yo Ma - Simply Baroque II ~ Bach & Boccherini / ABO, Koopman
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  2. Yo-Yo Ma - Simply Baroque II ~ Bach & Boccherini / ABO, Koopman

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This is the sequel to Yo-Yo Ma's wildly successful Simply Baroque, released last year. Again joined by the excellent Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, with Ton Koopman conducting from the harpsichord, he plays with a baroque bow on his 1712 Stradivarius cello "reconfigured" as a baroque instrument with gut strings and no endpin and tuned a half-tone lower. This gives it a mellower, more subdued sound, though his tone, despite very sparing vibrato, retains its unique expressive warmth and purity. (In concert, he currently performs on his Montagnana cello and one made recently by the well-known American luthiers Moes & Moes.) The program again features two Boccherini concertos and a group of Bach transcriptions for cello and orchestra by Koopman, including the Aria from the Goldberg Variations. These are only intermittently successful and make great demands on the soloist. Ma, of course, meets the demands handily, soaring to stratospheric heights, blending into the orchestra, and weaving figurations around it. The Boccherini concertos are the core of the record, notably the famous B-flat, for which Ma and Koopman went back to the originals in search of a more authentic version than the familiar one (which was actually conflated later from several others by Grützmacher, a cellist and editor). Here, Ma has ample opportunity to display his virtuosity, his charm, and his pleasure in intimate give-and-take with the orchestra; one can almost see him smile. The result is pure delight. --Edith Eisler

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Specifications

Country
USA
AudienceRating
NR (Not Rated)
Binding
Audio CD
EAN
0074646068120
Label
Sony Classical
Manufacturer
Sony Classical
MPN
SK60681
NumberOfDiscs
1
NumberOfItems
1
PartNumber
SK60681
PublicationDate
2000-08-03
Publisher
Sony Classical
ReleaseDate
2000-08-15
Studio
Sony Classical
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