Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Emanuel Ax, Steinway

Wed. Jan. 27, 2010. Beauty takes many forms in Schumann’s Adagio and Allergro, Op. 70. Not the least of which is a sole note singing large under the wood at Disney Hall, LA. There is clarity in a single note. Cello. Piano. And the bow. Schumann. Lieberson: Remembering Schumann. Chopin’s Polonaise brilliante. Op. 3, and Sonata in G minor, Op. 65. How excusiste to be able to hear the mull of a single pull of the bow over Ma’s Seventeeth Century wood. Every note so distinguishable from the next even when lapped and trilled, run, and paced. As I sit and listen, I hear five instruments: the hall, cellist, pianist, the cello and piano) and one instigating source. So much energy equal to mass times movement with mass equal to infinite mass and motion equal to infinte motion. It’s all physics. As are we. Complicated notes.

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