I just listened to your third take of the Baricades to compare the volume to another piece when I realized I had not commented on it: Yes, it's easier to listen to. But mostly because of the held notes. I like either tempo for this piece. Each new tempo that I hear is like listening to a cover of an old favorite song. Still makes me smile. But this one will please the Couperin fans more, and since it's the first recording of a "greatest hit", so much the better.