Enjoying this masterpiece over a lifetime, I never expected the added joys this exceptional Blu-Ray edition delivers. In addition to showing off the amazing video and audio resolution of the Blu-Ray format, the presentation is unique. The players stand, which allows us to see full body language unconstrained by being seated. The players move together, creating a visual flow of its own. Some players emphasize their lines like a batter leaning into a fastball. Everyone has a chance to shine, and the camera misses nothing. The cameras follow the musical lines so perfectly that I hear (by seeing) voices in the ensemble that I may have missed before. This is a perfect blend of individuals and ensemble, and Abbado shows what conducting is all about with his economical style. Experiencing Bach in this way--with the exceptional visual element--adds a dimension to hearing these works that I really can't believe.