Beautiful playing of the Opus 39 No. 8. You're raising the bar for all of us here !!!!
Thank you for saying so. I do hope however that I'm not, as Derelux claims, dissuading other people from posting their performances here.
Well, yes, maybe you are. I guess - for me - the reality is that I'd rather listen to and admire your performances than read critiques of mine!
I think that this is the first time (or perhaps one of the VERY few) that I disagree with you completely!
First of all, I should say that it's your performance and eventually there isn't a "right" or "wrong" thing to do! You are free to do whatever you please and nobody should complain!
That said, I'd like to ask you why. I see what you mean and what you wrote, but that's hardly enough in my own mind. Perhaps I'm in a different position than you, but it remains that if one was to compare to what others do, nobody would ever post really (since there are thousands (millions?) of amazing recordings found on the Internet. I mean now it's Debrucey, but if it wasn't for him, it would be someone else, reaching up to Martha.
We can't have that now, can we? Pianoworld is a very civil place (with the rare exceptions), and moreover people know each other quite well somehow. You have a teacher, as far as I know, and you place your trust in him and what he does and shows you. You perform for him. (her?). So why not here?
Anyhow, this is something that while aimed at Bruce applies to lots of other people I think. and it's NOT personal at all. As I said in the beginning it's understandable and makes sense and it's within his rights. But I do think there's room for some discussion here.
Debrucey, Sorry for derailing your thread a little bit.
I think that you performance is stellar (and so is the recording, btw. I'm glad that you have access to such wonderful recording facility (and envious as well).
While listening (and typing this) I feel that you have great control over what you do. When watching I feel that you're not moving according to the music (but that's just me and what I'm used in doing and watching).
To others that know this work a little better: Do you feel that some extra rubato and ritenuti would be appropriate? Just wondering here.
Nothing can take from the fact that this is a great recording and a great performance!