I have purchased Bach's Cello Suites before. Each artist has his or her own take. What stuns me about this exceptional recording is that Ma has taken a different take than 20 years ago when he recorded the Suites as part of a documentary that he hosted. I suspect that he has more music wisdom. He confidently makes the louds more powerful, the softs more delicate. This recording represents the art of a musician in full. I recommend it enthusiastically.
Yo - Yo Ma is spectacular, and of course the Bach Cello suite is spectacular as well. However, the audio quality is not quite up to par with some other releases of the Cello suite (Baumann), the sounds are just not as rich, so that is why I took it down to 4.