Agreeing with many of your points, I did enjoy his phrasing and lyricism without being too romantic. I was playing nothing but these discs over a few days so re-visiting individual works is probably the way to go. I also don't think these are individualist in the sense that Kempff is letting his ego get in the way of the music ala Kissin playing Beethoven. I do have some issues with the piano sound, it doesn't sound like a high caliber piano. I will listen to them more throughout the year before I elevate them to reference level. I have greatly enjoyed them. Also looking forward to the upcoming big Arrau set, I will have to sell my Beethoven and Mozart smaller boxes before that. I hope this box gets a more deluxe treatment with a hardbound book.