Saluti dalla Corea, Alfonso
I listened to both.
No.1 - This tempo is the slowest one in my experiences of this piece, but your idea about the unity of these first two pieces explains your choice of tempo very convincingly. And it sounds totally good! I see you have something to tell throughout the piece and it fits to the piece itself perfectly and fills every space of this piece fully. Great interpretation.
Thank you very much HJ (by the way, I hope you're enjoying your stay).
I'm very glad you liked the first Intermezzo. I found it very difficult to shape musically. It's dense and convoluted and more difficult than usual to render on a digital keyboard. In fact the very original Brahms' pedalling across the linebars in order to enrich the harmonic texture sounds a lot artificial on my Kawai.
No.2 - I wished a slightly faster tempo, but this is of course a matter of taste (or perhaps because of the hot weather here). But I liked you brought out other voices at the ending very much.
I thought I was keeping it moving but eventually it lasts more than six minutes, which is in fact a bit on the slow side. Anyhow, I hope that I brought out enough details to justify the relatively broad tempo.