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Thursday - James Jolly

This week James Jolly explores the discography of the superstar cellist, Yo-Yo Ma with recordings today of Bach's Wachet Auf arranged for cello and orchestra and Brahms's Cello Sonata no.2 in F, op.99, accompanied by the pianist Emanuel Ax.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    'Wachet Auf', BWV 645

    Performers: Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman (conductor)

    • Sony SK60681.
  • Puccini / Mikhashoff

    A Portrait of Madama Butterfly

    Performers: Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)

    • Decca E4757668.
  • Trad.

    An American Folk Medley

    Arranger: Barnett Performers: Chanticleer

    • Teldec 16676.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Cello Sonata no.2 in F, op.99

    Performers: Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Emmanuel Ax (piano)

    • RCA 82876594152.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Fantasia in C minor for piano, chorus and orchestra, op.80

    Performers: Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano), Arnold Schoenberg Choir, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Nikolaus Harnoncourt (conductor)

    • Warner 2564 63779 2.
  • Schmidt

    Variations on a Hussar's Song

    Performers: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Franz Welser-Most (conductor)

    • EMI 355 6932.
  • Juan García de Zéspedes

    Ay que me abraso / El Arrancazacate

    Performers: Hesperion XX, Jordi Savall (conductor)

    • Alia Vox AVSA9876.