Yo-Yo Ma: A Cello Superstar Brings Music to the World

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Three-year-old Yo-Yo Ma did not want to take violin lessons. He wanted to play a big instrument. When his parents decided to buy him a cello, it turned out to be a historic decision. From child prodigy to turbulent adolescent to husband, father, and music icon, Yo-Yo Ma has gone on to become the most famous living classical musician in the world. Readers do not have to be music buffs to enjoy the story of a man of extraordinary talent and charisma. With popular movie soundtracks, his Silk Road Project, and more, ...
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Overview

Three-year-old Yo-Yo Ma did not want to take violin lessons. He wanted to play a big instrument. When his parents decided to buy him a cello, it turned out to be a historic decision. From child prodigy to turbulent adolescent to husband, father, and music icon, Yo-Yo Ma has gone on to become the most famous living classical musician in the world. Readers do not have to be music buffs to enjoy the story of a man of extraordinary talent and charisma. With popular movie soundtracks, his Silk Road Project, and more, Ma has bridged traditional musical boundaries and expanded the classical audience, while bringing together musicians from all backgrounds and all corners of the world.

Tracks the life and career of violoncellist Yo-Yo Ma, a child prodigy who grew to become world famous for his playing ability, as well as for experimenting with different kinds of music and performance.

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Gr 5-8-Beginning with Ma's childhood, Chippendale moves chronologically through her subject's interesting life, allowing readers to watch him transform from an irresponsible yet talented young musician into a mature artist who promotes not only classical music, but jazz and international music as well. The author does a commendable job of presenting Ma in a professional light as well as a personal one, telling stories of his many tours and performances as well as of his minor blunders, such as forgetting his cello in a taxi cab. Young musicians will enjoy reading about his devotion as well as his sometimes lazy attitude toward playing. They will also appreciate his talent and desire to make classical music accessible to everyone. Average-quality black-and-white photos support the text.-Julie Webb, Shelby County High School, Shelbyville, KY Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766022867
  • Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/2004
  • Series: People to Know Ser.
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 112
  • Age range: 11 - 18 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.22 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Inspired by Bach 5
2. Choosing a "Big Instrument" 11
3. From High School to Harvard 21
4. An Emerging Star 31
5. Yo-Yo Ma Branches Out 41
6. Seeking New Musical Forms 54
7. An Expanding Worldview 65
8. Traveling the Silk Road 74
9. When Strangers Meet 84
Chronology 98
Selected Discography 100
Chapter Notes 102
Further Reading and Internet Addresses 109
Index 111
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