I must say that in No. 1 I don't find it overpedalled, and other than the bass Ab in bar 4, I don't find the bass pedal points obtrusively loud. In any case, better loud than not heard. The only thing awry that I spotted was the r.h. sixths in bar 18 - there seems to be something wrong here. (I picked it up without the score, but downloaded the score to get the bar number). Other than that, it's a very enjoyable performance of what looks like a deceptively tricky piece.
It is exactly that
Yes these sixths, some thing or another always goes wrong there. Lack of technique ! Not sure where the slip was this time, but it was very minor and I thought I'd get away with it
I'm not so keen on the Mazurkas, which appear to lack Chopin's harmonic inspiration and sound a bit twee on first listening. Nothing to do with your playing, which is sharp and precise (the dotted rhythms in particular are handled attentively).
Russian mazurkas should IMO not be compared to Chopin's. They are a different breed, usually vigorous and simple, sometimes indeed a bit bland.
I've come across Russian mazurkas which are rather twee, indeed (Tchaikovsky's for example) but I think these two are exciting and well written.
Anyway thanks also for the feedback !