I am a huge fan of Herreweghe and his Bach recordings. The soloists are excellent, perticularly Peter Kooy, inspired by the divine 1st movement of BWV22. The recording technically is miraculous, with a glowing accoustic, every performer blends in to the sound stage. John Elliot Gardiner has recorded some of these cantatas on his own label. Herreweghe I feel has the better soloists, and these being recordings of the studio type rather than live, there are fewer rough edges, the orchestra is better, and tempos less extreme. The works presented on this disc were written to impress in Leipzig. They are rich and varied with some heavenly moments very worthy of the passions. Each release from Herreweghe seems to scale olympian standards of Bach performance. This one is no exception! Grab it. Then you'll probably have to get all his recordings!!