Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Plays well with others

The Washington Post's Anne Midgette profiles Yo-Yo Ma, the 54-year-old cellist who's not just the most widely known classical musician on the planet but also the most versatile, master of a musical universe that ranges from the baroque to the avant-garde and from Appalachia to Uzbekistan – and a cultural omnivore whose interests extend far beyond music. Because of his instrument's limited solo repertory, "you play well with others. Because if you don't, you're not going to have much life," Ma tells Midgette: