I used to be a purist when I first started to listen to Baroque music... perhaps because it seemed that there were few choices to be as to hearing this music the way it had been written and on the period instruments. This is certainly no longer true. There are any number of purist recordings available. Now some of my favorite recordings of keyboard pieces by Bach, Handel and Scarlatti were performed on piano. I am certainly quite enamored of Handel's keyboard suites played on piano by Richter... in spite of the fact that they are in no way as brilliant as the solo keyboard works of Bach.