Watch exclusive videos of Yo-Yo Ma introducing tracks from his new album

3 September 2015, 09:34 | Updated: 10 September 2015, 12:28

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma is a household name worldwide – so when he releases a new album, you can be sure it’ll make headlines. His latest recording is no different – and we have exclusive videos of the great cellist introducing tracks from the album with pianist Kathryn Stott.

Elgar’s Salut d’amour

One of the *the* most famous pieces for cello, this Elgar Romantic miniature is nothing short of gorgeous. Over to Yo-Yo and Kathryn…

And here's their brand new recording of this gorgeous Romantic piece. Tissues at the ready, music fans:

The Classic FM Q&A: with Kathryn Stott

Tchaikovsky’s Valse sentimentale

We head to Russia with our second exclusive track – Tchaikovsky’s Valse sentimentale. We don't blame Yo-Yo for getting all, well, sentimental.

Watch: the amazing time that Yo-Yo Ma appeared on Sesame Street

A performance of 'The Swan' by Saint-Saëns

This is one of the… oh who are we kidding? This piece doesn’t need an introduction. Yo-Yo, take it away:


Yo-Yo Ma's new album with Kathryn Stott, 'Songs from the Arc of Life' is available from 18 September.