Thank you for springing to my defense, although I don't feel attacked or offended. People on this forum can be very critical but many are also accomplished pianists and have constructive comments. I'm willing to put myself out there and hear what people have to say about my playing. I don't feel my playing of this prelude was that rhythmically unsteady but I appreciate Pianoloverus' comment. There is an instance where I sprang too late to hit an upper note, but don't think that happened throughout the piece.
I used the Edwin Kalmus edited by Hans Bischoff. I've had it for years. The final chord in this edition is B major. I'm assuming the final chord must be B minor in your edition as well as others. I hit a wrong note in the 2nd to last measure (my error, not the edition) and didn't want to rerecord the whole piece.
PianoGrlNW, I spring to your defense:
If I were to pick one thing to gripe about, it would not be rhythmic unsteadiness. On the whole, your rhythm and tempo are remarkably steady. I could easily tell in this recording the difference between artful drama and a little technical strain. I hear several soulful pauses of the agogic variety, which you play to good effect, imo. There are a couple of "hesitations" that I know to be places where the hand is in an awkward position to maintain the voicing, and one or two brain freezes, which is completely understandable and bound to happen... None of that diminished my enjoyment of your performance, and I can hear where you will take this piece as it stays with you.
My gripe (if I had to gripe) would be to check the 2nd to last measure and see if there is really a G# in there anywhere. And, the reason I asked, "which edition?," is to check the ending chord: major or minor?