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Yo-Yo Ma | Kathryn Stott - Songs From The Arc Of Life / WFMT: New Release Of the Week

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Longtime friends cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Kathryn Stott offer pieces they have frequently performed but never recorded, as well as a handful of discoveries. ‘Songs from the Arc of Life' begins and ends with two, much-beloved settings of the traditional Ave Maria. In between is a remarkable spectrum of music that includes favorites by Brahms, Elgar, Saint-Saëns, Debussy and many others. Ma and Stott also perform a haunting piece by the contemporary composer Giovanni Sollima, a friend and colleague of both artists.

Songs from the Arc of Life on Sony Classical is the WFMT: Chicago - NEW RELEASE OF THE WEEK. Featured tracks are

Bach/Gounod: Ave Maria (2:43)
Brahms: Lullaby (1:50)
Dvořák: Songs My Mother Taught Me (1:57)
Fauré: Papillon (2:49)
Gade: Tango Jalousie (3:42)

Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Kathryn Stott, piano