Wonderful playing! In the prelude you play a beautiful, expressive legato phrasing throughout the long line. The fugue sounds fluent with distinctions among the voices, especially when they enter. I always marvel at your evenness of touch. I've mentioned that before. I don't know if this comes as a natural talent or capability, or if it has to be cultivated over the years of playing much Bach, but you certainly have the gift. Overall you bring a noble sound to this music.
Thank you, David, for this encouraging and stimulating feedback. I´m happy you like my voicing, because that´s indeed a main feature I´m always working on. (And I´m never absolutely satisfied with it, I have to admit.) Yes, that´s an interesting question, if the evenness of touch can be learned or is a gift. I think, it´s a bit of both like most abilities in music. Of course, the habitude of playing Bach-pieces is a good exercise to practise it. For me the touch and the quality of sound is something like a key to the music. It´s important to play with a soulful (an expressive) touch. I´m always trying to put soul and breath in the touch (and I´m not always successful with that). This soul respective this atmosphere of the touch can only be kept by a recording of high technical quality. For me, there is a big difference f.ex. between a recording sampled with 44,1 Khz and one with 96 Khz, because there is kept more of the atmosphere respective the whole "space" of the sound. I would prefer to record with 192 Khz, which is possible with my sound-card, but unfortunately I always get some of these "digital artefacts" respective suddenly interruptions. (May be it´s because my computer is becoming older and it´s overextended with this highest samplerate. In former times I could make more easily recordings in that quality with the same computer.
I have burned my recording on a DVD-Audio with 96 Khz and it´s really inspiring to listen to it (I have a player, which plays SACD´s and DVD-Audio-format). I personally have the feeling, only like this I really can hear, what I have done concerning my touch and expression and I can think about it and overwork it. That´s one of the reasons why I do recordings.
Ditto what David said.
I haven't heard these in years, so I can't compare the tempo with something else, but it sounds very appropriate. Beautifully played.
Thank you very much for listening and your encouraging words! Tempo in Bach-pieces is always a matter of taste, so the main thing is, that you personally liked it.