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Yo-Yo Ma

May 23, 2012

The Dvorak Cello Concerto

It's climbing season again on Mount Everest, and the tallest peak in the world just claimed another four lives this week. There was no loss of life or limb when Yo-Yo Ma played what some call the Mount Everest of concertos, the Cello Concerto by Antonin Dvorak. We'll hear his spectacular performance, from a concert with the Atlanta Symphony.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Jacques Ibert
    Cortege, from Divertissement
    The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Eduardo Mata, conductor
  • Keith Jarrett
    Orion Weiss, piano
    Seattle Chamber Music Society Summer Festival, Seattle
  • Paul Constantinescu
    Toccata, from Three Piano Pieces
    Mihaela Ursuleasa, piano
    Chopin and his Europe International Music Festival, Warsaw, Poland
  • The Piano Puzzler
    This week's contestant is John Schwaller from Potsdam, New York
  • Jacques Ibert
    Flute Concerto
    Daniela Koch, flute, the German Symphony Orchestra, Berlin, Francesco Angelico, conductor
    Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany

hour 2

  • Edward Elgar
    Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4
    The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Donald Runnicles, conductor
  • Tan Dun
    Staccato Beans, from Eight Memories in Watercolor
    The Beijing Guitar Duo
    Spivey Hall, Morrow, Georgia
  • Lou Harrison
    Solo to Anthony Cirone
    William Winant, tenor bells
    Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
  • Antonin Dvorak
    Cello Concerto in B Minor, Op. 104, B. 191
    Yo Yo Ma, cello, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Robert Spano, conductor
    Symphony Hall, Atlanta
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