Extraordinary Minds: Yo-Yo Ma

Overview

Few contemporary classical musicians have enjoyed the sort of crossover appeal courted by master cellist Yo-Yo Ma. A 15-time Grammy winner and the recipient of innumerable other honors, Ma was a musical prodigy who began training at 5 years old and steadily touring with orchestras at age 20. His recording career has spanned dozens of albums, and he is a constant presence on musically-themed television programs. In this documentary profile, scholar Dr. Howard Gardner sits down for a candid and revealing discussion...
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Overview

Few contemporary classical musicians have enjoyed the sort of crossover appeal courted by master cellist Yo-Yo Ma. A 15-time Grammy winner and the recipient of innumerable other honors, Ma was a musical prodigy who began training at 5 years old and steadily touring with orchestras at age 20. His recording career has spanned dozens of albums, and he is a constant presence on musically-themed television programs. In this documentary profile, scholar Dr. Howard Gardner sits down for a candid and revealing discussion with Ma that explores how the great man cerebrally processes music and the world around him.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/31/2011
  • UPC: 032031471597
  • Original Release: 2011
  • Source: Kultur Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Time: 52:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 85,066

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Yo-Yo Ma Participant
Dr. Howard Gardner Participant
Technical Credits
Rob Massey Director, Producer
Jason Clark Producer
Robert DiNozzi Producer
Richard Foos Executive Producer
Albert Spevak Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Extraordinary Minds
1. Introduction [1:41]
2. "What Is This All About?" [3:40]
3. Bach: Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G. Major, BWV 1007; Prélude [2:38]
4. What Was Your Different Relationship to This Piece of Music Over the Years? [6:00]
5. What Are Your Thoughts On Having a Personal and Musical Multicultural Background? [3:35]
6. What was the Inception of "Inspired By Bach?" [4:56]
7. What Do You Mean By a Disciplined Imagination? [4:45]
8. What Does It Mean To "Find Your Voice?" [4:47]
9. What Is "Egotistical?" [2:09]
10. What Led You To the Insight That Your World Was About the People and Not the Music? [3:46]
11. Why Is There a Tradition Among Cellists to Be Associated With The Aspirations of Humankind? [2:05]
12. What Is the Silk Road? [4:07]
13. What Are Your Thoughts On Sharing Through Your Music and Your Broader Enterprises? [6:56]
14. Credits [:52]
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