Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Emanuel Ax perform Beethoven's Cello Sonata no.2 in G minor.

Listen to how other great cellists tackled the Beethoven Cello Sonatas:

Pierre Fournier and Wilhelm Kempff

Mstislav Rostropovich and Sviatoslav Richter

Leonard Rose and pianist Glenn Gould

Miklós Perényi and pianist András Schiff

Jean-Guihen Queyras and pianist Ichiro Nodaira

Natalia Gutman and pianist Viacheslav Poprugin 

Li-Wei Qin and pianist Jeremy Young

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Read about the legendary violin players in our Violin Heroes bookazine.