J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Unaccompanied Cello Suites

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Yo-Yo Ma
Instrumentation:Cello
Individual Works:Suite No. 1 in G, BWV 1007
Suite No. 2 in d minor, BWV 1008
Suite No. 3 in C, BWV 1009
Suite No. 4 in E flat, BWV 1010
Suite No. 5 in c minor, BWV 1011
Suite No. 6 in D, BWV 1012
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Columbia
Catalog Number:M2K 37867
Year Released/Recorded:1983
Comments:Yo-Yo Ma's performance is smooth and elegant in a very non-authentic way. It's heaven on earth. I prefer this style of performance to the choppy, raucous cello of the more "authentic" performances.
Acknowledgements:From the collection of Jan Hanford.
Date First Submitted:04/17/1995