Release Date:06/23/2017;Notes:Double 180gm vinyl LP pressing including insert. Yo-Yo Ma Plays the Music of John Williams is a 2002 album of John Will...Click To Read More About This Product
Release Date:06/23/2017;Notes:Double 180gm vinyl LP pressing including insert. 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. The album was recorded on April 4-6, 2001 at the Sony Pictures Studios, Culver City, California. 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, ET, 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. 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 it's 15th anniversary this year and is now finally available on vinyl for the frst time. A 4 page booklet with an extensive story written by John Williams is included.;Track List:1. Concerto for Cello and Orchestra;2. I. Theme and Cadenza;3. II. Blues;4. III. Scherzo;5. Concerto for Cello and;6. Orchestra;7. IV. Song;8. Elegy for Cello and;9. Orchestra;10. Three Pieces for Solo Cello;11. I. Rosewood;12. II. Pickin';13. III. the Long Way North;14. Heartwood;Special Attributes:BLACK, 180 GRAM VINYL
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