Editors’ Notes “What power does this music possess that even today, after 300 years, it continues to help us navigate through troubled times?” This is the question that Yo-Yo Ma posed on his website ahead of this release. It’s one that he wonderfully answers in his third recording of Bach’s six cello suites, still among the greatest works for the solo instrument. The music weaves an unbreakable spell over its performers and, however many times it’s played, continues to inspire thanks to the profundity of its message and its deeply moving humanity. This is Ma’s most probing and expressive recording to date, and a reminder of his supreme artistry.

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Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007
Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: I. Prélude
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Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: II. Allemande
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Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: III. Courante
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Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: IV. Sarabande
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Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: V. Menuets I & II
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Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: VI. Gigue
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Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008
Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008: I. Prélude
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Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008: II. Allemande
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Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008: III. Courante
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Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008: IV. Sarabande
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Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008: V. Menuets I & II
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Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008: VI. Gigue
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Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009
Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009: I. Prélude
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Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009: II. Allemande
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Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009: III. Courante
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Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009: IV. Sarabande
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Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009: V. Bourrées I & II
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Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009: VI. Gigue
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Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 4 in E-Flat Major, BWV 1010
Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 4 in E-Flat Major, BWV 1010: I. Prélude
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Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 4 in E-Flat Major, BWV 1010: II. Allemande
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Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 4 in E-Flat Major, BWV 1010: III. Courante
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Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 4 in E-Flat Major, BWV 1010: IV. Sarabande
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Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 4 in E-Flat Major, BWV 1010: V. Bourrées I & II
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Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 4 in E-Flat Major, BWV 1010: VI. Gigue
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Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011
Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011: I. Prélude
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Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011: II. Allemande
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Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011: III. Courante
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Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011: IV. Sarabande
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Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011: V. Gavottes I & II
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Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011: VI. Gigue
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Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012
Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012: I. Prélude
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Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012: II. Allemande
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Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012: III. Courante
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Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012: IV. Sarabande
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Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012: V. Gavottes I & II
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Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012: VI. Gigue
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