Music As A Transference Of Life: Listen To Krista Tippett’s Fascinating Conversation With Yo Yo Ma

by • December 9, 2019 • Inspiration, Music, PhilosophyComments (0)4571

The great cellist Yo-Yo Ma is a citizen artist and a forensic musicologist, decoding the work of musical creators across time and space. In his art, Yo-Yo Ma resists fixed boundaries, and would like to rename classical music just “music” — born in improvisation, and traversing territory as vast and fluid as the world we inhabit. In this generous and intimate conversation, he shares his philosophy of curiosity about life, and of performance as hospitality. You can listen to On Being host Krista Tippett’s conversation with Yo-Yo Ma above, learn more about their conversation at, and visit I’ve also included one of my favorite Yo-Yo Ma performances below — Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major. (Photo by Wally Skalij)

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