everything that yo-yo ma touches is gold and this cd is no exception. it is a 2 cd set with each song being of long length and utter enjoyment. it is a true value both in music appreciation and "wallet" appreciation. i think it is one of the best economical values around. i would definitely recommend this cd set to anyone. it is pure music perfection and a cd set that you will find yourself reaching for time and time again for many years to come. a truly unique classic, just like yo-yo ma.
Some of the selections on this two-disc presentation are indeed representative of this deeply talented musician’s most compelling work. Some, while still very good executions in interesting collaborations, are less compelling.
Love my Yo-Yo Ma! Pleasant, Relaxing, it sets my mood going & coming from work. Such an Awesome Talent he really transform you in a level of Soothing Tranquility. So Yummy to just Relax with his this CD.
Yo-Yo Ma is a fantastic cello player. My wife and I have seen live performances of his at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts in Davis, CA twice. The first performance was with the "Silk Road Musicians", the next with a lady pianist. We did prefer the later "show" and particularly loved his "rendition" of "Oblivion".
VERY unhappy with my purchase. I had this in my Music Library as a Prime member, liked it and decided to buy the full CD of MP3s for download. Was charged $16 for the cost (reasonable for a full CD of tracks) but only 4 tracks show up in my Music library. The rest still show up as Prime tracks and so not downloadable. I feel totally ripped off. If I could only get 4 tracks, would have been more fair to offer them to me per-track (about $1 each). Or, should really have been marked in Music as only a Prime CD - i.e., not available for purchase. I've generally been pretty satisfied with Amazon Prime Music, Amazon MP3 purchase and buying MP3s for CDs I originally tried in Prime. Have no idea why this product is so messed up in the pricing but I found it a rip-off. If I could send it back for a refund, I would but that isn't possible with digital purchases. #angry
I reviewed people's comments before my purchase and was not sure about the second CD as some of the customers thought it was uninteresting. Since the price was very reasonable, I went ahead anyway. To my delight, I like both CDs in the set. As long as you keep an open mind and don’t expect everything he plays is Bach-like, you may discover some new favorites of yours.