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[NPR] 【整理】2008-03-10&-03-13 马友友: "海纳百川,方能博大精深"

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Homework

I believe in mystery. I believe in family. I believe in being who I am. I believe in the power of failure. I believe in normal life is extraordinary.

This I believe.

Our this I believe essay today comes from one of the world’s most accomplished and versatile musicians Cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Yo-Yo Ma has the ability to speak to audiences all over the world through his music. In fact, the motto of his …. is what happens when strangers meet. Here’s are serious curator,  independent producer J.Alison.

Yo-Yo Ma is known for his blending of musical categories. And perhaps even in inventing field. He recently completed the tour playing music from Italy, other by John,Georgia,Austria and Armenia. The range of his musical interest is echoed in his belief in crossing boarders,boudaries and even identity. Here’s Yo-Yo Ma with his essay for this I believe.

I believe in the infinite variety of human expression. I grew up in three cultures. I was born in Paris, my parents were from China and I was brought up mostly in America. When I was young, this is very confusing. Everyone said that their culture was best, but I knew they couldn’t all be right. I felt there was an expectation that I would choose to be Chinese, French or American. For many years, I bounced among the three trying on each, but never be wholly comfortable. I hope that I wouldn’t have to choose but I did’t know what that meant and how exactly to not choose. However, the process of trying on each culture taught me something. As I struggled to belong, I came to understand what made each one unique. At that point, I realized that I didn’t need to choose one culture to the exclusion of another, but instead I could choose from all three. The values I selected would become part of who I was, but no one culture needed to win. I could honor the cultural depth in longevity of my Chinese heritage. While feeling just passionate about the deep,artistic traditions of the French and the American commitment to oppurtunity and future. So rather than selling on any one of the cultures which I grew up, I now choose to explore many more cultures and find elements to love in each. Every day I make an effort to go toward what I don’t understand. This wondering leads to the accidental learning that continuely shapes my life. As I work in music today, I try to impliment this idea that the music I play like me doesn’t belong to only one culture. In recent years, I’ve explored many musical traditions along the way I’ve met musicians who share belief in creative power that exists at the intersection of cultures. These musicians have generously become my guides to their traditions. Thanks to them and their music, I have found my meaning in my own music making. It is extraordinary the way people, music and cultures develop. The paths and experiences that guide them are unpredictable shaped by our families, neighbourhoods , cultures and countries. Each of us ultimately goes through this process of incorporating what we learn with who we are and who we seek to become. As we struggle to find our individual voices, I believe we must look beyond the voice we’ve been aside and find our place among the tones and temper of human expression.

Yo-Yo Ma with his essay for this I believe. Yo-Yo Ma suggested playing this music after this essay. It’s from the S… latest CD New in Possibilities. Yo-Yo Ma said the challenge of summarizing his personal belief in five hundred words was a difficult one. But we invite you to try it too. Check our website, NPR.work. For this I believe, I’m J.Alison.

Next Sunday, on weekend edition you can hear for this I believe essay from listener M.L on her belief in being honest with children.Support for this I believe comes from prudential retirement.

This NPR,national public radio.http://novel.hongxiu.com/a/38025/

[ 本帖最后由 御风弄月 于 2008-3-15 12:59 编辑 ]
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1st Homework

I believe in mystery.

I believe in family.

I believe in being who I am.

I believe in the power of failure.

And I believe normal life is extraordinary.

This I Believe.

Our “This I believe” essay today, comes from one of the world’s most accomplished and versatile musicians, cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Yo-Yo Ma has the ability to speak to audiences all over the world through his music. In fact, the motto of his Silk Road Ensemble is “what happens when strangers meet”. Here is our series’ curator, independent producer Jay Allison.

Yo-Yo Ma is known for his blending of musical categories, and perhaps even inventing a few. He recently completed a tour playing music from Italy, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Austria and Armenia. The range of his musical interest is echoed in his belief in crossing borders, boundaries, and even identity. Here is Yo-Yo Ma, with his essay for “This I believe”.

I believe in the infinite variety of human expression. I grew up in three cultures. I was born in Paris, my parents were from China, and I was brought up mostly in America. When I was young, this was very confusing. Everyone said that their culture was best, but I knew they couldn’t all be right. I felt there was an expectation that I would choose to be Chinese, or French, or American. For many years, I bounced among the three, trying on each, but never been wholly comfortable. I hope that I wouldn’t have to choose, but I didn’t know that meant, and how exactly to not choose. However, the process of trying on each culture taught me something. As I struggled to belong, I came to understand what made each one unique. At that point, I realized that I didn’t need to choose one culture to the exclusion of another, but instead, I could choose from all three. The values I selected would become part of who I was, but no one culture needed to win. I could honor the cultural depth, the longevity of my Chinese heritage, while feeling just as passionate about the deep artistic traditions of the French, and the American commitment to opportunity and the future. So rather than settling any one of the cultures in which I grew up, I now choose to explore many more cultures, and find elements to love in each. Everyday I make an effort to go toward what I don’t understand. This wandering leads to the accidental learning that continually shapes my life. As I work in music today, I try to implement this idea that the music I play, like me, doesn’t belong to only one culture. In recent years, I have explored many musical traditions. Along the way, I have met musicians who share belief in the creative power that exists at the intersection of cultures. These musicians have generously become my guides to their traditions. Thanks to them and their music, I have found new meaning in my own music making. It is extraordinary the way people, music and cultures develop. The paths and experiences that guide them are unpredictable. Shaped by our families, neighborhoods, cultures and countries, each of us ultimately goes through this process of incorporating what we learn with who we are, and who we seek to become. As we struggle to find our individual voices. I believe we must look beyond the voice we’ve been assigned, and find our place among the tones and timbre of human expression.

Yo-Yo Ma, with his essay, for “This I Believe”. Yo-Yo Ma suggested playing this music after his essay. It’s from the Silk Road Ensemble's latest CD “New Impossibilities”.

Yo-Yo Ma said the challenge of summarizing his personal beliefs in 500 words was a difficult one. But we invite you to try it too. Check our website at npr.org. For “This I believe”, I’m Jay Allison.

Next Sunday on weekend edition you can hear a ‘This I Believe’ essay from listener Martha Leeth, on her belief in being honest with children. Support for “This I Believe” comes from Prudential Retirement.

This is NPR, National Public Radio.

 

[ 本帖最后由 京晶 于 2008-3-16 11:19 编辑 ]
有两件事我愈是思考愈觉神奇,心中也愈充满敬畏,那就是我头顶上的星空与我内心的道德准则。它们向我印证:上帝在我头顶,亦在我心中。
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