Review by Sue on 2007-06-16
So, how fine is it when you hear some of your favorite music reinterpreted? A friend gave me this c.d. and while it is not music for getting things done or for working out, it is music for the soul, as cello and oboe music tend to be. Here, Yo Yo Ma plays with Morricone with great sensitivity and while I did not expect to love it like I love original "The Mission" soundtrack, by Morricone, this c.d. grows on me every time I play it. I marvel at Yo Yo Ma's playing, it at points does not seem human it is so lovely and heartfelt. This c.d. contains most of Morricone's best, including Gabriel's Oboe, The Falls, and songs from Cinema Paradiso. You'll not be disappointed with this one, if you go in knowing this is not music to tap your feet to, it's music that will move you in other ways.