Yo-Yo Ma: A Biography

Yo-Yo Ma: A Biography

by Jim Whiting

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A musician of rare artistry, the self-effacing yet charismatic Yo-Yo Ma connects with his audiences with startling effectiveness. He remains devoted to the classical repertoire yet has long roved far beyond the Western classical music canon. Despite his real superstar status and thriving solo career, he has often sought out musicians outside the classical sphere and collaborated with them on fascinating recordings. Above all, he is committed to the ever-evolving musical odyssey of his Silk Road Ensemble, itself part of a broader Silk Road Project aiming to explore the deep and varied artistic connections between East and West. Ma's legions of admirers seek out his musical genius in his recordings. Here they can become acquainted with the energetic and charming Ma himself and trace the trajectory of his unique and distinguished career.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313344879
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/30/2008
Series: Greenwood Biographies Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 615 KB

About the Author

Jim Whiting is a professional editor, writer, and photographer and the author of more than 90 books, chiefly nonfiction works written for children. For 17 years he was editor and publisher of Northwest Runner magazine, a monthly publication. He frequently has written about music and is the author of 15 biographies of classical and modern composers in the Masters of Music series for young readers.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword


Timeline of Events in the Life of Yo-Yo Ma

Chapter 1 Love and War

Chapter 2 I Want the Big Instrument

Chapter 3 Yo-Yo Gets a Big Little Viola

Chapter 4 A New Life in New York

Chapter 5 High School and High Anxiety

Chapter 6 Learning of Love and a Love of Learning

Chapter 7 Cast-Clad, Becoming a Dad, and a New Strad

Chapter 8 Manny, Grammy and in the Hood with Mr. Rogers

Chapter 9 A Jazz Legend and Farewell to a Father

Chapter 10 Hush and Happiness in Small Groups

Chapter 11 America Meets Africa

Chapter 12 The Free-Range Cellist

Chapter 13 Yo-Yo Ma and the Suite Life

Chapter 14 BachUp Close and Personal

Chapter 15 Die Seidenstrasse

Chapter 16 Crossing Over

Chapter 17 Getting up to Speed on the Silk Road

Chapter 18 The Beat Goes onand onand on

Selected Bibliography

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