Back to this... And you know, this sort of commentary on baroque playing tends to make see red a bit. Because who is to say what Bach would do with a modern piano? I understand that it's a horrible idea to try to drown Bach music in pedal, for instance, because he wrote it without the consideration that the notes might be running together. There is a lot of scalar passage-work that just doesn't go well with Romantic-style pedaling (I try to always practice Bach without pedal at all, and only add it in after I am very comfortable with the technique, and NOT use it as a way to 'cheat', but only to add resonance). But beyond this obvious truth...it's not like we even have recordings of baroque harpsichordists, much less any idea of what they would do with a piano. If we brought Bach back from the dead, I'd put every penny to my name on him playing his music on piano far more 'romantic' than most professional pianists. I just find it rather ironic that we limit our expression so much in what is arguably some of the greatest music ever written.