Thanks for the feedback. I agree that I consistently slow down the tempo at those notes, and after the first time you can no longer claim "poetic license rubato", if that makes sense. I've worked on that, and it's better than it used to be, but it's hard for me to think about that rolled chord while the other stuff is going on in the right hand. I'll keep working on that.
You always have poetic license, no matter what. But, if the music is controlling you, rather than you controlling it, I wouldn't call that poetic license...
What makes this piece difficult is all of the intricate inner voices that try to tempt you into ruining the basic simplicity of the music.
As an exercise, you might try playing only one voice in the right hand along with only one voice in the left hand. In other words, never more than two notes at a time. Make it sound as musical as you possibly can.
When you are completely and totally satisfied with that, add the other notes back in, making sure you don't mess up the complete and total perfection of those two voices you have already mastered.
It's all about priorities. If you get overwhelmed because there are too many notes in a chord, it ruins the music, and for no good reason. You're way better off just leaving those notes out and playing something that's actually music
. Once that's mastered, put the notes back in.