I was so excited to get this CD set as Yo Yo Ma has never disappointed me. But this compilation did. There are two CD. The first is of pieces of familiar classical composers and is beautiful. It was the second is of more contemporary and less traditional arranging that I simply did not like. Even with Ma's masterful playing it just wasn't for me.
If you are like me, less tolerant and not a fan of new age interpretations you may want to listen to the entire selection before you buy this set. I will keep the first and give the second away. But even doing this the price was good enough that I feel ok about the disappointment.
As a great fan of classical music and especially London Philharmonic I bought this cd after seeing all the great reviews. Sadly i was a bit disappointed. The songs and the ensembles just doesn't seem that great or mesmerizing. I did not either like the fact that this cd is a best collection which results in different types of songs from classical to jazz being jammed in together. All in all this cd was a bit "meh" for me. Play it in tge background but not too thrilled to listen