Yo-Yo Ma Plays The Music Of John Williams 180g Import 2LP
Yo-Yo Ma Plays The Music Of John Williams 180g Import 2LP

Yo-Yo Ma Plays The Music Of John Williams 180g Import 2LP

Yo-Yo Ma

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MOVLPC033
UPC:
8719262003873
180g Audiophile Double LP! First Time On Vinyl!

Yo-Yo Ma Plays the Music of John Williams is a 2002 album of John Williams compositions performed by Yo-Yo Ma and the Recording Arts Orchestra of Los Angeles.

For an instrument with such rich expressive powers, the cello has long suffered from a shortage of great concertos. Leave it to John Williams, the composer best known for his popular, emotionally charged scores to Star Wars, E.T., and many other blockbuster movies, to ride to the rescue with a new "Cello Concerto", an intense, expressive, and rhythmically vital offering tailor-made for Yo-Yo Ma's dexterous touch.

Like the composer's "Violin Concerto", this one is imbued with impressionistic textures and colors, but there's also a hard-driving, modern edge. Call it 21st-century Ravel. Williams wrote the concerto with Ma in mind, and it's a test of even Ma's formidable technique. It also boasts powerful orchestral writing, especially for the percussion and brass.

Three other premieres are included on the album as well. The "Elegy for Cello and Orchestra" is a lyrical and atmospheric tone poem, with shades of Fauré at every turn of phrase. The expressionistic "Three Pieces for Solo Cello", though, seem more akin to Benjamin Britten's solo cello suites in their abstract, concentrated intensity. Heartwood is another tender and sensitive reverie. It gradually builds in strength but ends as it began, with a whisper of tranquil serenity.

Ma's virtuosity is dazzling, and his engagement with the music is typically deep. He makes clear that Williams's music isn't just for the movies; indeed, with his new concerto, Williams has done the cello a great service.

Yo-Yo Ma Plays the Music of John Williams celebrates its 15th anniversary this year and is now finally available on vinyl for the first time. A 4 page booklet with an extensive story written by John Williams is included.

Features:
• 180g audiophile vinyl
• Double LP
• PVC protective sleeve
• 4 page booklet
• 15th anniversary
• Unique collaboration between John Williams and Yo-Yo Ma
• Available on vinyl for the first time!

Musicians:
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Recording Arts Orchestra of Los Angeles
John Williams, conductor

Selections:
Side One:
Concerto for Cello and Orchestra
I. Theme And Cadenza
II. Blues
III. Scherzo

Side Two:
Concerto for Cello and Orchestra
IV. Song
Elegy For Cello And Orchestra

Side Three:
Three Pieces For Solo Cello
I. Rosewood
II. Pickin'
III. The Long Way North

Side Four:
Heartwood
Description
180g Audiophile Double LP! First Time On Vinyl!

Yo-Yo Ma Plays the Music of John Williams is a 2002 album of John Williams compositions performed by Yo-Yo Ma and the Recording Arts Orchestra of Los Angeles.

For an instrument with such rich expressive powers, the cello has long suffered from a shortage of great concertos. Leave it to John Williams, the composer best known for his popular, emotionally charged scores to Star Wars, E.T., and many other blockbuster movies, to ride to the rescue with a new "Cello Concerto", an intense, expressive, and rhythmically vital offering tailor-made for Yo-Yo Ma's dexterous touch.

Like the composer's "Violin Concerto", this one is imbued with impressionistic textures and colors, but there's also a hard-driving, modern edge. Call it 21st-century Ravel. Williams wrote the concerto with Ma in mind, and it's a test of even Ma's formidable technique. It also boasts powerful orchestral writing, especially for the percussion and brass.

Three other premieres are included on the album as well. The "Elegy for Cello and Orchestra" is a lyrical and atmospheric tone poem, with shades of Fauré at every turn of phrase. The expressionistic "Three Pieces for Solo Cello", though, seem more akin to Benjamin Britten's solo cello suites in their abstract, concentrated intensity. Heartwood is another tender and sensitive reverie. It gradually builds in strength but ends as it began, with a whisper of tranquil serenity.

Ma's virtuosity is dazzling, and his engagement with the music is typically deep. He makes clear that Williams's music isn't just for the movies; indeed, with his new concerto, Williams has done the cello a great service.

Yo-Yo Ma Plays the Music of John Williams celebrates its 15th anniversary this year and is now finally available on vinyl for the first time. A 4 page booklet with an extensive story written by John Williams is included.

Features:
• 180g audiophile vinyl
• Double LP
• PVC protective sleeve
• 4 page booklet
• 15th anniversary
• Unique collaboration between John Williams and Yo-Yo Ma
• Available on vinyl for the first time!

Musicians:
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Recording Arts Orchestra of Los Angeles
John Williams, conductor

Selections:
Side One:
Concerto for Cello and Orchestra
I. Theme And Cadenza
II. Blues
III. Scherzo

Side Two:
Concerto for Cello and Orchestra
IV. Song
Elegy For Cello And Orchestra

Side Three:
Three Pieces For Solo Cello
I. Rosewood
II. Pickin'
III. The Long Way North

Side Four:
Heartwood
Genre
Classical
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
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Construct
0
Dropship
0
Artist
Yo-Yo Ma
Title
Yo-Yo Ma Plays The Music Of John Williams
Composer
Additional Artists
John Williams, Recording Arts Orchestra of Los Angeles
Record Weight
180G
Record Speed
33RPM
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
06-06-2017
Availability
Backordered
Format
Vinyl
ISBN
Release Date
06-27-2017
ASSOC
R
Scratch & Dent
0
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