Monday, January 27, 2014

Yo-Yo Ma

I think that peace is, in many ways, a precondition of joy.
~Yo-Yo Ma

Guess how many albums Yo-Yo Ma has recorded?

75! More than you thought? 15 of them have won Grammy awards. Seems like it's about time for us to listen to Mr. Ma for Music Monday. By the way, do you know how old the instruments are that he plays?

From his site: "Mr. Ma plays two instruments, a 1733 Montagnana cello from Venice and the 1712 Davidoff Stradivarius." (I heard that he left one in a taxi a few years ago but got it back unharmed -- whew!)


* Yo-Yo Ma's home page
* Album: The Essential Yo-Yo Ma
* Top 10 Yo-Yo Ma Albums by Aaron Green
* More Ma on Sesame Street. And more! He also visited Mr. Roger's Neighborhood.
* Yo-Yo Ma talks about music in a world of fast communications, expanding horizons and shrinking borders

1 comment:

HWY said...

Yo Yo Ma is truly a star in the musical heavens.

Of course, I loved the Sesame Street bit, but the "duet" with Bobby McFerrin was astounding.

Thanks for featuring him.