By Melinda Bargreen

“With the Seattle Symphony’s associate conductor Pablo Rus Broseta on the podium, Ma gave a revelatory performance of one of the staples of the cello repertoire: the Haydn Concerto in C Major. He has never been an artist to overstate or exaggerate, but this might have been the most exquisitely understated Haydn C Major ever to emerge from beneath the bow of a cello. Beautifully shaped, poetically soaring lines floated the melodies out into the audience, and you could see people leaning forward in their seats to listen.”

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