One Cellist, Three Concertos

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This week's Showdown offered up three major cello concertos from three different musical eras, each performed by one very popular cellist, Yo-Yo Ma.

Thursday at 7:30 pm, WQXR will bring you a live broadcast of Ma and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra from the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Ma will play Elgar’s monumental Cello Concerto on the broadcast, but as a warm-up, we asked you to tell us which of the following Ma performances you wanted to hear. You chose Ma performing Dvorak's Cello Concerto in B Minor, Op. 104 with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and Lorin Maazel conducting. We played it at noon.