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Yo-Yo Ma

Six Evolutions - Bach Cello Suites

Sony Classical

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Bach: Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, Prelude
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1 Bach: Unaccompanied Cello Suite #1 in G Maj, BWV 1007 - Prelude  
2 Allemande  
3 Courante  
4 Sarabande  
5 Menuets I & II  
6 Gigue  
7 Bach: Unaccompanied Cello Suite #2 in D Min, BWV 1008 - Prelude  
8 Allemande  
9 Courante  
10 Sarabande  
11 Menuets I & II  
12 Gigue  
13 Bach: Unaccompanied Cello Suite #3 in C Maj, BWV 1009 - Prelude  
14 Allemande  
15 Courante  
16 Sarabande  
17 Bourrees I & II  
18 Gigue  
19 Bach: Unaccompanied Cello Suite #4 in Eb Maj, BWV 1010 - Prelude  
20 Allemande  
21 Courante  
22 Sarabande  
23 Bourrees I & II  
24 Gigue  
25 Bach: Unaccompanied Cello Suite #5 in C Min, BWV 1011 - Prelude  
26 Allemande  
27 Courante  
28 Sarabande  
29 Gavottes I & II  
30 Gigue  
31 Bach: Unaccompanied Cello Suite #6 in D Maj, BWV 1012 - Prelude  
32 Allemande  
33 Courante  
34 Sarabande  
35 Gavottes I & II  
36 Gigue  
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YO-YO MA releases Six Evolutions – Bach: Cello Suites. The new album from Sony Classical marks Ma's third and final recording of the works and celebrates his nearly six-decade-long relationship with the music.  Six Evolutions – Bach: Cello Suites is available to stream and download now on all digital service providers and for purchase as a 3-LP 180-gram vinyl set.

As Ma's "constant musical companions" for almost 60 years, Bach's Cello Suites first entered the cellist's life at the age of four, when he learned the first measure of the Prélude to Suite No. 1 under his father's instruction.  His Grammy Award-winning first complete recording of the suites was made in his late twenties. His second, Inspired by Bach, was released in his early forties and recorded alongside a multi-genre, collaborative exploration of the works. Both previous recordings of the Cello Suites, also on Sony Classical, became landmarks in classical discography, as well as milestones in Ma's musical life.  Since then these works have been a through line in his life, guiding him through times of happiness as well as hardship, prompting Ma to ask, "What power does this music possess that even today, after three hundred years, it continues to help us navigate through troubled times?"

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