Hehe, the Mayas had it all wrong.
Indeed! Just like the Y2K scare...
Had a listen to these re-recordings, they sound quite nice. I think they definitely benefited from your TLC
The Mazurkas have a waltz-like appeal to them, while still keeping the emphasis on the 2nd and 3rd beat. Though I don't really care for the hectic throw-a-million-notes-at-the-listener writing of the Rustique especially closer to the end, albeit I think you made the best of it. Quite a flashbang ending !
The Valse sounded nice. I like the way you phrase the main theme, some might prefer more of a slowdown at the big stretch (is it an E to an F##?) I haven't the score but the short pause you rendered there I liked. For criticism, I thought you could have made more of a ritardando in the descending phrase. I listened to a recording by Marco Rapetti, he actually includes the b natural at the end of the phrase not as an upbeat to the next section (but still the first beat of the next section), which seems more natural IMO.
The prelude I think is very good. One thing, I sense a discrepancy of notes between Hye-Jin's version and yours. She plays black keys in the melody (f#, a#, and g#) from 47 -48 in her recording| and in your recording at 60-61 seconds--thats something right there! you play it slower--I think it's a good decision given the pathos character of this piece. But I will say her performance has its own charms
anyways I heard you play in the meldoy (g natural, a#, and g#). Must be different editions?
Enjoyed these! And, given the season to be jolly, Merry Christmas to you and to the rest of the forum community