Bach: Sonatas for Viola da Gamba & Harpsichord, BWV 1027-1029
Label: Sony Classical
Many years and moods separate this 1983 recording of Yo Yo Ma playing the viola da gamba on his own, modern cello. He and accompanist Kenneth Cooper respect Bach a bit too much worshiping the notes into whimpers overly agonizing on the Adagios. It's a great reminder that even the mighty Ma was humbled at the feet of the master.