Michel Chapuis (1930 – )
Michel Chapuis is a well known French organist and pedagogue. He studied organ with Marcel Dupre (who was one of the most famous organists of the 20th century, a fine teacher, and one of the greatest extemporizers of all time). Michel Chapuis is renowned for his interpretations of French baroque and German baroque music.
Here is a recording of Michel Chapuis improvising a prelude and fugue in stylus phantasticus (a style of music that North German organists invented. The music is full of sudden virtuosic flourishes and it is almost like a written out improvisation). The prelude and fugue that Michel Chapuis is playing here is in a style similar to that of the North German organists during the baroque period.
The recording begins at 0:40. Enjoy!