|Comments:||Victor Cheung said:|
Every time I listen to Yo-Yo Ma's interpretation I'll ask myself, 'Is this music? Does he come from God? If not, it must be some in heaven.' Buy it, listen to it, and take a fresh look on Bach's solo works.
Shawn Dedrik said:
Ma's playing is more effective in those suites (#2, #5) that withstand a melodramatic, rhythmically flexible performance. It is less effective where the music demands a stricter rhythm and a less adulterated interpretation (#1, #3, #4, #6). Inferior overall to Rostropovich's EMI recording, and with weaker cumulative impact, especially in the first movements of #1, #4, and #6.
Chad Miller said:
I haven't gone for more than two days without listening to these suites. Yo-Yo Ma brings them to life with pain, suffering, and tremendous depth. They tap into me unlike anything else. I can't run away from their strength. Maybe you'd find something similar.