"Poéme for Cello and Orchestra"
September 08, 2020
Composed by Hiao Tsiun Ma and played by his son, Yo Yo Ma. This piece was written by the elder Ma, who was one of China’s greatest cellists. He wrote it about Shanghai, a city across the bay from the small town he grew up in (Ningbo) and which he’d visited many times. Hiao Tsiun actually composed the work for his son, Yo Yo, who was studying cello and asked his father to write something for him.