[quote="techneut"]I am not sure if your interpretation is that of a strong-willed individual or of someone trying to combine the best of past master's interpretations.
Believe me, Chris: it's not a collage of past master's interpretations (nobody of them plays so bad).
My favourite versions of this Sonata: Friedman and Nat. Apart the fact they are 100 times better,
there are not affinities (possible a few things of Nat, but I played so this piece before knowing Nat's
But your observation is true for some passagges of other my recordings.
>Some points of critique - though I am sure erverything is done for a well-deliberated reason :
"Deliberate" OK, "well" is a your kindness...
> - At times unsteady tempo and some over-use of pedal in mvt.1
But I use the Scriabin edition...
The idea was to create a sound colour more magmatic and dense than clear and linear.
But with a near-classic purposing of the melody.
> - Funny tempo fluctuations in mvt.2
One of the pages that make we see the humorous side of LvB.
I tend to give emphasis, to try to "explain", using also these means.
- Some strange happenings in the LH at the start of mvt.3
The idea was to capture and render a sense of menace (LH) and fear and escaping (RH).
> . But the stormy 3rd movement is well captured and tremendously effective.
Thank you, really. Said from one who don't love this kind of pianism has double value.
> Share about the closing chord being cut off too soon (we noticed that in an earlier recording too, or was that someone else ?)
I record playing with a bad amplification, and these are the results.
No problem: next version with acoustic piano...