Wonderful job! I'm not a big Mendelssohn fan, but I enjoyed every minute of this. I watched the videos, so I'll just assume that the MP3s are conversions of those.
My favorite was The Sighing Wind, and I loved your approach - just make the piano sing and let the composer write the music.
Your touch and technique in the Tarantella were great. Just to be really picky, there were a couple of measures at 1:18-1:20 in which the accented note buried the other notes in the triplets, but this is the kind of thing that happens in performance.
I noticed that the camera work included pans, which meant that you had a camera person. Does this limit the number of takes that you can do? If so, you must know these pieces inside-out.
Most of this material called for steady tempo, something you did without it ever feeling stunted in any way.
Thank you for your kind words. "The Sighing Wind" is one of my favorites along with "The Fleecy Cloud" and the "Poet's Harp."
When playing the Mendelssohn pieces, I tried to imagine paintings that were neo classical or very romantic in the treatment of
nature. It helped me interpret the pieces.
The presence of a videographer has no influence on how I approach my performance. There are no performance edits in any of these recordings.
At the beginning of "The Poet's Harp" we did include a video edit of a frontal long view from a second camera simply for aesthetic reasons.
Thank you again for listening.