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'Yo-Yo Ma Plays Bach' is KDFC: Album Of the Week

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For the Week of June 19th our KDFC: San Francisco selection for Album Of the Week is Yo-Yo Ma Plays Bach. CBS on Sony Classical has been accompanying superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma for decades on his journey through the unsurpassed works written for his instrument by Johann Sebastian Bach. The label is now pleased to announce the release of important landmarks from that journey, Yo-Yo Ma Plays Bach, on a single CD. Ma's first recording of Bach's six Solo Suites, which went on to win the Grammy' for "Best Classical Instrumental Performance" and is represented here by the Sarabande from the Sixth Suite, took place in 1982. In the same year, Yo-Yo Ma recorded Bach's complete sonatas for viola da gamba with harpsichordist Kenneth Cooper which was hailed by Gramophone as "intelligent and expressive."

This Yo-Yo Ma Plays Bach spotlight of the week is a retrospective of the great cellist's famous Bach recordings. Includes selections from the Cello Suites, the Cantatas, the Air on the G string, and more.