Beautiful! And some nice camera effects there too!
Nice tone, and very good rubato, sounding natural and heartfelt. You handle the middle section very well. Of course we always wonder "can he play that part too"
and you play it well, without any musical sacrifice due to the extra technical difficulty of the part.
You show a very good dynamic range. I think you could use a lot more of your pp
at phrase endings -- I would have liked to see most of them "drop off" a lot more -- but that's a matter of taste.
There are a few places (just a few) where I wonder about the rubato and if it's really what you "meant." Right at the beginning, I don't think it's a good idea to linger on that first E. (It's just a tad, but it's there.) I think it's important to 'set' a beat and tempo, even recognizing that the beat is a bit flexible. When you linger on the very first note like that, you leave the listener at loose ends.
You did a good
job of it when the opening theme returns after the middle section, at 3:13, although I'm not sure you really want to pause like that before the E. Do you really want to "announce" the return like that? Do you not see the E more as flowing from the previous notes and sort of "belonging" to them? There are a couple of other places in the piece also where you do the same thing....Maybe you want to look for places like that, where you make a little "break," to see if you really think that's how the music goes.
About that "rubato" on the E in the first measure, I have a guess about how it happened, because I could imagine myself doing it for this reason: if this recording wasn't your first "take," as it wouldn't be for most of us ......by the time we get to "take whatever" sometimes we lose the sense of STARTING the piece, and we're playing as though we're in the middle.
One other place about the rubato: In the phrase at 1:00 (and its repetition at the end), you "clip" the last note of the figure, i.e. you play it a little too soon and leave some space after it (not every time, but I think 3 times out of the 4 that it appears). All I would say is, did you "mean" it? If you did, fine, but I think maybe you just got into the habit of doing that to make it easier to get to the next note, i.e. it's a musical compromise for the sake of the hand. From how you handle other parts of the piece, I know that you don't need to
make such a compromise.
I hope some of this may be useful. It's a very good performance -- you really know the piece and have the feel for it.