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Listen A Musician of Many Cultures

March 10, 2008 – Cellist Yo-Yo Ma believes in embracing many cultures and finding something to love in each of them.


Listen A Musician's Guide to the Pre-Concert Warm-Up

January 12, 2008 – The warm-up rituals of musicians like Yo-Yo Ma and Gillian Welch are as distinct as their own music.


Read Yo-Yo Ma's Top Five Faves

November 4, 2007 – What if Yo-Yo Ma could only have five recordings on his iPod? Hear the celebrated cellist's choices.

Listen Yo Yo Ma Reflects on Rostropovich

April 27, 2007 – Cellist Yo Yo Ma looks at the life of master cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, who died Friday.


Listen 'Performance Today' at 20: A Look Back

January 5, 2007 – This 20th-anniversary program highlights great performances and moments of poignancy and levity.


Listen Yo-Yo Ma's Musical Autobiography: 'Appassionato'

January 14, 2007 – Cellist Yo-Yo Ma's latest CD is the romantically themed Appassionato.


Listen Concert Hall Curveballs: Yo-Yo Ma

September 22, 2006 – Yo-Yo Ma describes a performance mishap, while Dame Joan Sutherland reacts to a concert disruption.

Listen Music for Yom Kippur: Yo-Yo Ma Performs 'Kol Nidre'

October 12, 2005 – Cellist Yo-Yo Ma plays the "Kol Nidre," a Hebrew melody performed for Yom Kippur.

Listen Yo-Yo Ma in Concert with the Silk Road Ensemble

September 2, 2005 – Superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma leads a cast of 22 international virtuosos in a blend of world music.

Listen Yo-Yo Ma on Tradition, Innovation

August 11, 2005 – Yo-Yo Ma talks about the tradition, and innovations, of the music played by the Silk Road Ensemble.

Listen Yo-Yo Ma Continues His 'Silk Road Journey'

June 3, 2005 – In a new CD, the Silk Road Ensemble continues exploring the music of the ancient trade route.

Listen Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble

January 26, 2005 – Led by renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, the Silk Road Ensemble performs music from ancient China.

Listen Yo-Yo Ma, Souad Massi, Mick Jagger

November 10, 2004 – Mick Jagger's soundtrack to Alfie; Ennio Morricone performed by Yo-Yo Ma; New music from Malian ...

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