I love Ennio Morricone's film scores. And Yo-Yo Ma is unquestionably a great artist. However, I guess I had hoped for more of Sr. Morricone's better known movie themes. Many if not most of those included in this CD were unfamiliar - and rather unimpressive- to me. I suppose it is pretty good for background music, but with only a few exceptions, e.g. themes from "The Mission" and "Once Upon a Time in the West", it didn't enthuse me very much.
I agree with the other reviewers that this contains excellent music, but, if you pick it up in a brick and mortar store and look carefully on the back, you'll see in small print that Sony has helpfully stated "The audio side of this disc does not conform to CD specifications and therefore not all DVD and CD players will play the CD side of this disc." Indeed, my Dell laptop running XP cannot read this CD. Fortunately, My Debian GNU/Linux box could rip the CD, so I will be able to listen to it on my MP3 player.
With Sony, buyer beware. As for Amazon, it's misleading to say this is an "Audio CD" in the product details section. At least Sony had the decency (or advice from their legal department) to not display the CD logo on the box.
Wonderful, wonderful music, but the tracks are bizarrely edited. Gabriel's Oboe also includes the first 1/3 of The Falls, and the actual The Falls is missing that same chunk. Amazon should do a better job.