Long time reader, first time poster. I am preparing to record Chopin's Ballade in G Minor. I am a computer scientist, not a pianist, so this was quite an ordeal for me to learn.
Here is my trial performance (76MB): www.jrwallrabenstein.com/Media/Ballade_in_G_Minor_Stream.m4v
Issues I am aware of:
Bar 19: I used the LH chord from bar 197
Bar 34: Accent too light to show start of new phrase
Bar 43: Sloppy transition
Bars 56 - 63: Missed the runs. I learned the piece primarily on my digital (I'm in an apartment), so I'm used to slightly different key spacing.
Bar 66: Video Transition, I used the ending from the second trial run.
Bar 136: Lost just the turn of the run
Bar 141: The E flat, D, C, B flat could be more accentuated
Bar 182: Missed LH note
Bar 200: Too long of a pause
Bar 246: Need to differentiate the turn of the run
Bar 252, 256: Too quick off top note, need gentler release
Of course, the presto con fuoco could be faster and clearer
I recorded this on a Pramberger (in my apartment, sorry about the acoustics) using two AT2050's and a Focusrite 2i2 preamp. The gain was a little low, so you may have to turn the volume up to hear everything. I used a Panasonic HD camcorder, but after linking the external audio in iMovie and exporting it appears to have been filmed with a potato.
Any and all criticism is welcome - I have a few weeks yet before I perform for my family. Thank you so much for your time!