On the contrary, the Chopin polonaise is longer than the Carmen or Sousa transcriptions and yet that was the one that got a response in this thread, so I don't think length is necessarily a factor.
Correct. Perhaps some of us amateurs feel uncomfortable writing reviews and comments to somebody who is by far our superior? At least you are by far mine
I do have a few comments about the files and their descriptions. These are only my opinions and you can of course decide what you think is best.
I think that "Variations on a theme from Bizet's Carmen" would be a better title than "Piano Transcription of Carmen, Variations on a theme". I believe most of Horowitz's recordings on CD use the former title as well. As for the description, I don't think it's important to say the part about using different people's transcriptions as a reference. Yes, I did look at them, but ultimately my main reference were Horowitz's recordings themselves and the choices I made were my own. I don't want to give the impression that I simply leeched off the work of others. Instead, it might be a better idea to say that my recording is an amalgamation of Horowitz's different versions (four of them, to be exact -- 1928, 1947, 1968 and 1978 -- at the time I didn't have access to the piano rolls or the extended "test" version from the 60s). Also, I think that Horowitz's piece is distinct enough from its source material (more so than the Bach--Busoni Chaconne is from the original, IMHO) that you could file it under "Horowitz" instead of "Bizet".
I have changed the title and the last sentence but I will not make a Horowitz biography despite that you are right. Transcriptions are a never ending issue in which we never have decided for a formula.
The only comment I have for the Sousa is that although the description makes it clear that my version is based on Horowitz's, I think that the title could also reflect that (something like "transcription by Horowitz and Gan", perhaps).
Just my two cents. =)
Changed the title to Gan and Horowitz, putting you in front