Tonight at 7:30pm, WQXR broadcasts the opening concert of the New York Philharmonic's 2013-2014 season, where the orchestra and conductor Alan Gilbert will be joined by celebrated cellist, Yo-Yo Ma. In preparation for tonight's concert, today's Showdown offers a selection of songs featuring Ma.
You chose from these three amazing performances— Ma as soloist with orchestra, as a chamber musician, or just alone with his cello. The winner? There were two: a tie between Bach's Cello Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007 and Dvorak's Concerto in B Minor for Cello, Op. 104.