Wonderful job over all, especially the 2nd and 7th mvmts which are lovely.
Sorry this is so late - I listened to the entire suite with Chris's criticisms in mind. I have to agree with him that some phrase endings are problematic in the first mvmt. In the 4th, I do not know if the intention on some phrase endings is rubato or ritard, but it's not always convincing to the listener. I did not notice any phrase ending problems in other mvmts; certainly nothing endemic.
I also agree that the end of the last mvmt needs something - perhaps a little slower leading up to it (?), more power (sometimes they go hand in hand) (?), perhaps more pedal like Chris says (?). You're an artist and I'm not a teacher - just a listener - so I'm sure you'll handle it.
Thanks very much, Stu. Regarding "phrase endings," I think I understand the objection in the Preambule (the first) -- I do several accelerandos but agree they could be perceived as getting a bit out of hand -- i.e., rushing. In the 4th, is there a specific point you're thinking of? I know my tempo in the Lettres Dansantes is not consistent -- I slow down at several junctures partly because that left hand is such a bitch to play accurately. But I''m not sure I hear anything with phrase endings there (or in the Papillons, which in my biased opinion was one of the ones that came off best
). But anyway, it's an interesting point; I'm just trying to hear it better.
Thanks again for listening and for your compliments.