CD REVIEW: Music for the the ADHD Brain: YO YO MA RECORDINGS

CD REVIEW: Music for the the ADHD Brain: YO YO MA RECORDINGS


I love the artistry of Yo-Yo Ma and his outstanding performances on the cello. There is something about the cello that is close to the human voice.  In “Bach” CD, I love the first piece “ Suite No 1 in G Major, BWV 1007”…there is something about this piece that if I have had a very or “stressful full day” with my ADHD. I put this CD on, especially on “reset” and I listen to this piece a few times as it calms my entire body down.  The rest of the CD is exceptional!  J.S. Bach’s music overall helps me when I want to focus or get mellow at the end of a remarkably busy day!

From the “Vivaldi’s Cello” CD, I love these two pieces “Concerto in G Minor for Two Cellos, Strings and Basso Continuo”  RV 531 and “Concerto in B Flat Major for Cello, Strings and Basso Continuo” RV 423, these pieces were written in the Baroque period. I love to put on these recordings when I am working in the office and have “fussy” work to do, such as filing papers or cleaning my office desk or organizing my library. 

From the “Classic Yo-Yo”  I love eclectic music and arrangements, so I would suggest you listen to Mark O’Connor’s “Appalachian Waltz.” Yo-Yo Ma also performs on the CD the “Traditional “Simple Gifts” (Copeland).  Depending on my mood, I love the music of Faure and his “IV, Allegro Molto” and also Rachmaninoff’s “Vocalise” these two pieces are very soothing and for me, brings a deep sense of peace to my spirit.” If you have never heard the “vocalise,” I would love to hear your impression of it in the comments below about this piece. /vc_column_text]

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