Yo-Yo Ma, Kathryn Stott - Songs of Comfort and Hope

Yo-Yo Ma, Kathryn Stott - Songs of Comfort and Hope

Artist: Yo-Yo Ma
Label: Sony Classical
Country: Europe
Released: 2020-12-11
Genre: Classical
Ranking: 9.2


馬友友 Yo-Yo Ma (大提琴)
凱瑟琳‧史托特Kathryn Stott (鋼琴)

 十九座葛萊美獎的肯定,疫情肆虐之下最療癒的錄音。
 臺灣樂迷搶先現場聆聽,2020年終最動人的心靈洗禮。
 收錄廿首雋永不敗歌曲,豐饒、細膩、溫暖的音樂饗宴。



Five years ago, cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Kathryn Stott created an album called 'Songs from the Arc of Life' which charted an imagined lifetime through song and its unique way of storytelling.
It had long been their wish to explore this medium further, but they could never have imagined that the catalyst would be a pandemic that fundamentally rearranged our ways of living.
'Songs of Comfort and Hope' was conceived in April 2020 when people everywhere were entering a dramatic new world, one in which we have been separated from our loved ones and many filled with fear and isolation.
Featuring twenty one new recordings, ranging from fresh arrangements of traditional folk tunes, pop songs, and jazz standards to mainstays from the western classical repertoire, the songs on the album bring a sense of community, identity, and purpose, crossing boundaries and binding us together in thanks, consolation, and encouragement.
This is music that tells stories, that marks occasions private and public, that gives voice to celebrations, remembrances, and all of life?s mysteries.
They are songs that pay tribute to champions of social justice 'like Paul Robeson and Violeta Parra' and to the troubadours of our joy, imagination, and sorrow 'like Wu Tong, Francis Poulenc, and Benjamin Britten.
They are creations that, as Felix Mendelssohn once wrote, express thoughts that are ?not too indefinite to be put into words, but on the contrary, too definite.
Yo-Yo Ma and Kathryn Stott hope that the familiarity and reinvention contained in this music offers everyone some comfort and hope.


01 Amazing Grace, Prelude 4:05
02 Ol' Man River 4:05
03 Shenandoah 5:22
04 Going Home 5:26
05 Jewish Song 2:16
06 Zdes' khorosho, Op. 21, No. 7 2:09
07 Moscow Nights 2:56
08 Over the Rainbow 3:37
09 Rain Falling from the Roof 5:27
10 Song Without Words, Op. 109 4:14
11 Fantasia on Waltzing Matilda 4:54
12 Scarborough Fair 2:32
13 Solveig's Song 4:38
14 Les Chemins de l'Amour 3:07
15 Marietta's Lied 6:09
16 Thula Baba 1:58
17 The Last Rose of Summer 3:46
18 Londonderry Air (Danny Boy) 4:12
19 Gracias a la Vida 3:12
20 We'll Meet Again 3:04
21 Amazing Grace, Postlude 1:43

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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 888751031623
  • Label Code: LC 06868
  • Matrix / Runout: Sony DADC A0102527178-0101 15 A00
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L555
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 94Z5
  • Rights Society: BIEM / GEMA