Monica, Chris, Robert: many thanks for listening again and your comments. Monica: Yes, I like that Mazurka probably the most of them all, and I was wondering a bit that nobody else recorded it here (well, it won't take long and we have another one from Chris, I expect).
The Mazurka is still too subdued to my taste (especially the middle section which seems to rather dream away) , but ok that is your interpretation and you bring it convincingly. The only thing left to nag about is why you did not correct these RH thirds in bars 165-167 and 173-175. You play them a third too high and that sounds rather trite. Of course it it's in your score like that I rest my case... And do not go and rerecord it just for this.
Aaaaarrrghhh! During going through your long list of mistakes I thought that there was something wrong in bar 162 and I was wondering a bit because it seemed correct to me. Now I realize that was another spot with RH thirds you are speaking from. Since I will not find enough undisturbed time during the pre-Xmas-period, I let it as it is.
So it is up to you to deliver a version with correct notes. I also cannot blame the score, only my eyes and ears.
Someone else said already here, you really have ears like a dog has, he was right, or better, you have ears like a dog's nose!
A word on the recording - sometimes one can hear a sort of dull thud, I noticed in it the Bach most. Wonder if it's the keys, pedal, or damper system. Perhaps your mikes are a little too close on the moving parts ? It's not really disturbing though.
Yes, I was wondering also after listening to the recording. It is that I pushed the pedal especially in the Bach prelude every quarter note, and the mikes are very close to the dampers. I prefer now to record with only half-opened lid since otherwise it is too loud in the room and I don't feel well while playing. Because of this, the mikes are above the dampers showing inside the lid. So it is the damper noise, have to experiment a bit to find a more appropriate mike location.
That close mike location has the advantage, that surrounding noise outside the piano is surprisingly hidden. E.g. some days ago there was a storm outside what was pretty audible inside too so I doubted to be able to record. One could not hear that in the recording, also if the daughter practises saxophon in a cellar room in parallel. However the damper noise is there...
Thank you for putting it up to the site, Chris!