Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax: Beethoven in hard times

What an honor to hear Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax with their collective maturity and stunning technical skills both play and discuss Beethoven’s soaring Cello Sonata No. 3 in A Major in an empty auditorium at the Tanglewood Music Center, in Massachusetts.  The absolute beauty of the work is enhanced by the realization of the turmoil in Beethoven’s life.  You don’t have to be a classical music lover to appreciate the insight and hope, yes hope these two gifted musicians find in the Cello sonata.

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