No need to apoligize! I usually find something to agree with in every comment but not so here. While I can hear the robotic precision (which I'm still working on, BTW) and the technical strength that went into my 2:15 performance of this etude are relentless, I disagree that there's ABSOLUTELY no feeling; trust me, a lot of feelings went into it, just not the one's you were expecting, perhaps. Maybe too fast? I don't think so (my tempo is as marked, half note = 80) Too violent? (it is marked con fuoco, after all.) Why inject "feeling" into a piece that is clearly meant to drown the listener in waves of sound? Pardon my bad grammar but this ain't no nocturne. Have you listened to my other recordings? I can play with feeling when I think it appropriate. I just didn't feel the need, here. Of course, you're entitled to your opinions. PS: Please make some suggestions as to what you would define as "doing something with it."