I own at least fifteen recordings of this Suites and that's about all my credentials to praise this recording which is not the easiest to listen to as Lynn Harrell doesn't always produce the chocolaty (and in my opinion often boring) sound of some cellists.
But in some ways, it is with Starker's (Mercury), the most intense, especially for the Sixth Suite whose fire is tremendously powerful. And only he produces this poignant murmur in the 3rd Suite's Prelude or in the 2nd Suite's Minuet II. His 4th Suite's Giga is the fastest, most powerful I've ever heard. In the 3rd Suite's Courante, his concentration produces the next best thing after Bylsma's unbelievable 2nd version.