Yo-Yo Ma: Beginnings
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 (arr. Alfredo Piatti) Movements 1, 3, 4 and 2
J.S Bach Suite No 2 for solo cello
Paganini Variazioni di bravura
Kreisler Tambourin Chinois
Solon Gordon, piano
The performance will be available on demand for 48 hours starting May 1 at 6pm EDT.