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Yo-Yo Ma joins KCRW's 'Morning Becomes Eclectic' for a solo live performance of Bach

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Yo-Yo Ma is widely regarded as one of the greatest cellists of all time and joins KCRW: Los Angeles - Morning Becomes Eclectic for a solo live performance at 10am to play the music of Bach.

Ma who has recently released Six Evolutions – Bach: Cello Suites on Sony Classical marks his third and final recording of the works and celebrates his nearly six-decade-long relationship with the music. 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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