Thank you for your compliments and for your perceptive remarks about the music.
You bring out an almost Schumannesque quality in the opening theme.
Interesting. I hadn't thought of Schumann but I think that's certainly an apt analogy for the theme with its elements of brooding and introversion.
You play this piece with great earnestness and the right amount of drama without it sounding sentimental.
Thanks and I'm glad that aspect came across to you, since it is indeed what I strive for: to be expressive without being mawkish.
Again, thanks very much for listening and for your kind words,