Earlier I mentioned the new Yo-yo Ma and Friends album, Songs of Joy and Peace. Alison Krauss and Yo-yo Ma were on the CBS Early Show this morning and performed their song from the album, the Wexford Carol, which is just beautiful. Here is a link to the video:
Yo-yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Renee Fleming and Chris Thile, were all on Prairie Home Companion together, so there was amazing music throughout. If you have good speakers hooked to your computer and you missed it, you can catch the archived version of the show here:
I loved the tasty backup on “Touch the Hand of Love,” and the completely off the hook version of “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground.” How he sang like that while playing like that, I just don’t know. I do not know how to appreciate opera, but I’m told that Renee Fleming’s Strauss piece, “Zueignung,” rocked. Or whatever it is that sopranos do. ;-) And Yo-yo Ma as Bach’s angel in the second segment was lovely.