I've seen a lot of CD reviews that don't like the extent to which he uses rubato in his recording of Bachs Inventions and Sinfonias. I'm interested in knowing what people here think. Personally, I think Rubsam's version of the Inventions and Sinfonias is very pleasing to the ear since I don't like how mechanical (and fast) others play them. My brother studied under him (Rubsam) at Northwestern University and from my discussions with him (my brother), I understand that performers of Bach's time and Bach himself probably held the first note of repeated paterns slightly longer. Of course we can't ask him (Bach) and I would have to ask my brother again for what evidence he has to base this on. I'm currently learning to play the Bach's Inventions and Sinfonias and think they sound much better when played with some rubato, however maybe not with as much as Rubsam uses.