Thank you all very much for taking time to watch and comment and sorry for the trouble - especially the crash of the PC of Monica's son!
As far as where you sit- you do not look too far away to me. But I'm not sure how outstretched our arms are supposed to be. My teacher said that I too sat too far back and I have since gotten used to sitting closer. But in addition to that there are height issues. You look like you are tall so you can't sit too close, right? Maybe I'm wrong about that. I am only 5' 2" and now my teacher has be experimenting with sitting at different heights depending on the piece I am playing.
I am 1.91m long, that seems to be 6,27 feet (transformation may be wrong), so rather long. The piano stool is on the lowest position, but I can't have my knees upright below the piano, so they are before. After seeing the video myself, I think I should come closer to the piano so that the upper arm can hang more loosely down. Hand wrists really feel relaxed, but not so the upper arm area. I am thinking about putting some centimeters wood pieces below the piano feets to raise the piano.
As to the Mazurka - This sounds very nice and definitely ready to put up. I'm curious about the chord in the 8th measure, LH. You play an E maj chord, I have no g-sharp, therefore an e-minor chord.
Thank you for your comments. Some trioles sound a bit sloppy, so I will rerecord it anytime if I have something else to record. Interesting with that E maj chord. My Henle Urtext score indicates E maj but in the critical remarks it is stated that some editions have e-minor together with no f-sharp in the LH in the bar before. The Urtext follows the French first edition, but both kinds seem possible according to the different sources.
John Robson wrote:
One problem for me. The recording is incomplete when I play it. It goes about three quarters of the way through and disappears.
It seemed to work completely for the others? Don't know why this happened.
Don't ask to see me play in video format. It'd send people running to the hills!
From my experience, seeing myself the first time in a video playing piano, it is foremost helpfull. I did not believe that I am sitting very far away from the piano. Now I have to agree, and I swear I will change that habbit, because the upper arms can hang down more relaxed if they can hang down more freely.
So I am sure you will find benefit in watching yourself playing too. And the comments from others will be very helpful too, so just do it!