@BruceD: Thanks for pointing out the rhythmic inaccuracies to me. It looks like I tend to mess up the rhythm when applying some rubato
If you look at my Brahms Intermezzo Op. 118 no. 2 (http://www.pianoworld.com/forum/ubb...zo%20Op.%20118%20no.%20.html#Post1889952
) it seems that I did the same mistake.
I actually have no problems playing it with a metronome, all the notes are in the right place and at the right time. But when I try to shape the lines and get the flow, my use of rubato seems to throw it off balance, which of course I am unaware of. Most of the time I’m just too lazy and feel it uninteresting to come back to play with a metronome again when I have already got the shape and flow I wanted. Perhaps I should do this more often to iron out the timing problems.
Anyway, do let me know what you think about the balance and voicing when you have the time, thanks.
@pianoloverus: Thanks very much for taking the time to listen and comment, really appreciate it. About the middle section, it’s all the factors you mentioned. The recording set-up did have a part to play in making the bass sound louder, but it is mainly me to blame. It would certainly sound much cleaner when the left-hand accompaniment is played softer. I always feel that my playing is not clean enough in whatever piece I play.