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Yo-Yo Ma plays selections from Bach's Cello Suites at NPR Music's Tiny Desk. Samantha Clark/NPR hide caption

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Yo-Yo Ma, A Life Led With Bach

If the celebrated cellist could soundtrack his life, the music would be J.S. Bach's six Cello Suites. Yo-Yo Ma explains why they mean the world to him while he played the music at the NPR offices.

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By the Water Taiyo Na
Endless Chain of Lies Reonda
Rise Lewis Parker
Strange Seed Emapea

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'Crazy Rich Asians' Star Awkwafina Has Always 'Aggressively Been Myself'

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Testify Awkwafina
Beach Qrion
I Told Ya Eliot Lipp
Mahao Berry B
Heading Home mt. fujitive
Chinese Translation M. Ward
Coffin in the Clouds Hot Sugar

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When The Wild Rumpus Stops: 'We The Animals'

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