Stop it! *sigh* Sorry but...this is just too good; you're making us half-hopefuls look bad!
12:39-ish variation... !!! You know I'm in no position to say with any validity (at least by now
), but, um, this sounds pretty technically solid to me and there's some interpretation going on...it may be a while before Grimaud is shaking in her bootlets, but...well, I won't say you *will* get there
However, um, I doubt there's anyone in attendance who'd tell you to give up on it; perhaps by the time you've polished this and are performing it in front of the awed masses I'll have gotten past the first few pages ^>^ I...well, um, sorry, but it'd be remiss of me to not indicate; I'm not a fan of the Picardy third in this piece...but I just hate major chords and *musically* I'm not sure that's all that hefty an argument against popping it in there...*grumble*
P.S. Fan-bloody-tastic work!