The latest buzz in the classical music world is the supposition that Bach's wife, Anna Magdalena, wrote the Bach Cello Suites and possibly other pieces attributed to her husband. See article HERE. The oldest manuscript of the suites is indeed in her hand...
Well, whether composed or transcribed by Mrs. Bach, let's listen to the Prelude of the Cello Suite No 1. in G Major.
First, we have Mischa Maisky (several years ago before he was grey) in a very traditional performance. Then, one of the most popular cellists of today by way of You Tube, Steven Sharp Nelson of the Piano Guys, with his eight cello arrangement. (Kids, DON'T try those stunts he does at the end of the video at home!) I should note that he has several cellos, and one has inner reinforcement for all those percussive hits!
Which performance do you prefer, and why?