Thank you very much for your compliments ! Regarding the volume, I already increased it, but I don't want to put compression, therefore if I want to avoid saturation in the ff parts, the mean volume can be rather low. But does it harm to put the level up on your computer (or with your mp3 player) ?
Thank you for your interest regarding the story of Les Adieux. Hence, it is a very narrative and descriptive music, especially as compared to the later sonatas which are more abstract and 'out of the world' (but sublime for the same reasons...).
I especially appreciate your comments since you have an personal experience of this sonata. Yes the third movement is really tricky. The first one is my preferred: so deep, reflexive and the way Beethoven leaves gradually the auditor, with kind of repetitions in echoes, is really great (even if at the very end he puts a vigorous cadenza).
Master Chris more severe, as usual
Well, you're right, it is a particularly unclean recording in terms of technical precision. Little, frequent flaws in the 3rd movement, few, but big ones in the 1st. These last ones are not accidental, unfortunately. It's my problem with many great pieces of the classical repertoire: by playing them during months, I end up mastering some 99 or 99.5 % of the piece, but some nasty passages resist to my efforts. To kill them would require some 3-4 hours of daily practice, that I cannot provide owing to my lifestyle and constraints. I rely on administrators to decide if the result is acceptable or not, but I'm afraid I cannot do a better job right now... At least I hope my 'living' of this music, that I play by heart, can be heard, but I agree it is not an excuse for a lack of rigor in the execution.