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JJ Triode
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Yo-yo Ma live on the internet in 20 minutes
Yo-yo Ma will be playing Bach solo cello suites for 2.5 hours starting in a few minutes (noon Pacific Daylight Time in North America.) He has a YouTube channel and it is also carried on the website kusc.org and maybe elsewhere. I don't know what the audio quality will be or if it is better or worse through YouTube or anywhere else. I will connect my computer to my installation and see how it goes.
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JJ Triode
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Yo-yo Ma
I'm listening now and the sound is quite good in my opinion. Ma is plying from WGBH's studio in Boston so I presume they are carrying the stream as well. He is on for one more hour.
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Thanks.
 JJ Triode wrote:
I'm listening now and the sound is quite good in my opinion. Ma is plying from WGBH's studio in Boston so I presume they are carrying the stream as well. He is on for one more hour.
I did not get the feeling that he was playing from WGBH's studio. The playing and sound were very good indeed...


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JJ Triode
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You're welcome...
...and I very much enjoyed the performance too. I don't know if Yo-Yo was physically in WGBH's facility but the announcer said WGBH "produced" or something like that, so I assumed they played some role in making it all work (thought I picked up the stream from USC's radio station website in California.) Ma may even have been playing from his home but it sounded like he was in a fairly large, reverberant space with no ambient noise, so likely not a house or apartment. Interestingly to me, Ma's brief spoken remarks between the suites did not have the same sonic signature of "space" so I think he must have used a different, close microphone before switching back to the setup used with his cello playing.
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oxric
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Is there a link where the Yo-Yo Ma performance can be heard still?
 JJ Triode wrote:
Yo-yo Ma will be playing Bach solo cello suites for 2.5 hours starting in a few minutes (noon Pacific Daylight Time in North America.) He has a YouTube channel and it is also carried on the website kusc.org and maybe elsewhere. I don't know what the audio quality will be or if it is better or worse through YouTube or anywhere else. I will connect my computer to my installation and see how it goes.

I am truly sorry to have missed this.

If you (or anyone) have a link to the above performance, if it can still be heard, kindly post it here.

There is a recording of Yo-Yo Ma playing the suites in the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in June last year as part of his global Bach tour which has been running since 2017.

https://www.medici.tv/en/concerts/yo-yo-ma-plays-bach/


As it happens, I attended his live performance in the Dresden Frauenkirche in January 2018 with my wife and three young children. Two of them are now learning to play the cello.

Yo-Yo Ma is a remarkable artist, a warm-hearted human being and a real inspiration in these distracting times. 


rgds
Rakesh 
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oxric
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Just found this. Wonderful and so much better than the recording on Medici in the Odeon of Herodes.

I found this youtube link, where the 24 May performance can still be streamed:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHYD7ZiiD38&feature=youtu.be

rgds
Rakesh
P.S. I hasten to add that good as Yo-Yo Ma can be in playing this, he does not come close to some other cellists of the past, specially Pierre Fournier, who is supreme in his lesser known recording of October 1959 made by Radio Swiss Romande...

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JJ Triode
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Ma's YouTube
Hi Rakesh,I tried that link but I got "Video unavailable, this video is private."

There may be a technical reason, or perhaps Ma wants it to be a once-only, real-time event.

I apologize for not putting the announcement up here sooner. I knew about the performance a few days ahead of time, but did not think of posting it to GSC until a few minutes before curtain time. If I hear in the future of something else of possibly similar interest, I will make a more timely post.
All best,
JJ
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oxric
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Yo-Yo Ma Bach Suites 24May Youtube "Private link" restriction
Hi JJ,

I did get to listen to parts of it though before the "private link" restriction came up.

It was certainly a more enjoyable recording than the Medici one.

Thanks

rgds
Rakesh
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