Yo-Yo Ma – Portrait Of Yo-Yo Ma (1989) [Reissue 2016] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Yo-Yo Ma – Portrait Of Yo-Yo Ma (1989) [Reissue 2016]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 65:57 minutes | Scans NOT included | 2,64 GB
or FLAC 2.0 (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/48 kHz | Front, Scans NOT included | 635 MB
Sony Music Hong Kong (SACD Reissue)

This disc is sort of Yo-Yo’s virtuoso collection. The album is comprised largely of fairly mindless music, but at least Ma manages to make things interesting. Most of these works are played extremely well – his cello arrangement of the Dvorak-Kriesler “Songs my mother taught me” is stunning, and if the octaves (and a bit of other passagework) in the Paganani 24th caprice are out of tune, that track still serves as a tribute to his incredible technical skill. Still, some of this music (such as “The Swan”) is too overplayed to be truly enjoyable at this point, and now that he has two separate sets of complete Bach Suites released (neither of which I’d recommend), the last thing anyone needs to hear is an early recording of the Bourrees from Suite 3. The highlight is his Haydn D major concerto, which is given a simple treatment here, and it works. So crisp and clean is his playing that little else is required, from him or the orchestra, and the result is an incredibly refined performance.


01. Camille Saint-Saëns: The Swan from Carnival of the Animals
02. J.S. Bach: Boureé from Suite No. 3 in C Major for Unaccompanied Cello
03. Ludwig Van Beethoven: 7 Variations in E-Flat Major on ‘Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen’, WoO 46
04. Sakura, Sakura (Traditional Japanese Melody)
05. Antonín Dvořák (Arranged by Fritz Kreisler for Cello & Piano): Songs My Mother Taught Me from Gypsy Melodie, Op. 55
06. Fritz Kreisler: Schön Rosmarin
07. Fritz Kreisler: Liebesleid
08. Fritz Kreisler: Liebesfreud
09. Fritz Kreisler: Tambourin Chinois
10. Niccolò Paganini: Caprice No. 24
11. Joseph Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Major, Hob. VIIb:2 I. Allegro moderato
12. Joseph Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Major, Hob. VIIb:2 II. Adagio
13. Joseph Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Major, Hob. VIIb:2 III. Allegro







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