At Michel Chapuis, you crazy man. You have to see a picture of this guy - [...] - Anyway, herein lies a sensitive, masterful approach to the works without histrionics. More intellectual than Piet Kee but yet a pervading loveliness, if admittedly a bit cold in some of the slower passages. Chapuis transcends simply melodic passion, communicating clearly the wealth of polyphonic wisdom to us mere idiots without losing his humaneness. The reviewer who wanted the "thundrous pedal notes" to vibrate in his sound system probably didn't realize these recordings are made on really incredibly light and clear baroque organs, not the thicker-sounding, clumsier ones most people are used to. Not that I'm an expert by any means but this is the only set of Bach organ works I've found where the playing never sounds muddled. One can follow all of the lines without needing to refer to the music. If you're looking to be awed by organ theatrics a la Hollywood zombie movies, this isn't the recording for you. But if you really want to hear Bach's ideas and enjoy complex voice leading, this may be the best out there. Also, I have listened to this entire set and feel he does not race at all - even though he does get a bit excited in the fast parts, and does speed up SLIGHTLY, i think it works - the playing is always tremendously clear even then - in a jazz sense, and he is human after all, even if his brilliance might imply otherwise. It gives the excitement of a live performance, rather than the perfect things we're getting used to on recordings. It could be a matter of taste, to be sure. But it is also true that different people track sounds and images at different speeds so perhaps the reviewer below is not able to follow at the same speed as the maestro.