All the recordings of Andreas Scholl I have bought have been exquisite, and this is certainly no exception. His singing is simply stunning, due to the beauty of his voice, the technical mastery of his performances, and the heartfelt soulfulness that he expresses. The instrumental element of this CD is also wonderful, with rich, sonorous, soaring strings, and the overall effect is unforgettable. I particularly enjoy the Cantate "Cessate, omai cessate". An incredibly worthwhile purchase and highly recommendable. 5+ stars!