Yo-Yo Ma: Beginnings

May 1, 2021at10:00PM (UTC)


Yo-Yo Ma in Recital

"It’s been almost exactly fifty years since I played my debut recital in Carnegie Hall on May 6, 1971, and I’ve been thinking a lot about other ‘firsts:’ the first pieces I studied with Leonard Rose as a young student (which include the Francoeur Sonata), the first piece I ever performed in public (the Prélude of Bach’s second cello suite), and my first foray into recording music from the violin repertoire (Paganini and Kreisler). Join me as I revisit a few of these first experiments."

Francois Francoeur Violin Sonata in E major
Pietro Antonio Locatelli Sonata for Cello and Piano in D major Op 6, No 6
J.S Bach Suite No 2 for solo cello
Paganini Variazioni di bravura
Kreisler Tambourin Chinois
Kreisler Liebesleid
Kreisler Liebesfreud

Solon Gordon, piano

Attendees can also hear more about Yo-Yo Ma's beginnings and his hopes for the future in his new Audible Original: Beginner's Mind. Available as a FREE listen here:audible.com/beginnings

The performance will be available on demand for 48 hours starting May 1 at 6pm EDT.