@ Monica. No problem—I understand.
@ Stan. Thanks! And you hit the nail on the head about the metronome—I was planning to record the piece with a click track (metronome generated by Pro Tools) in my ear, but after practicing it numerous times with the click track, I found that the tempo got locked into place in my head and body, and I didn't need to use it anymore. I don't think I could have strayed from the tempo if I had tried.
Totally off-topic: My day just got made. I just heard PS's Alfonso Bertazzi for the first time. Wow! What gorgeous, imaginative, expressive playing. (Brahms, Bach, Grieg.)
His instrument sounds nothing like a piano, and after a while, you just don't care. He does so much with it!
Inspires me to do more and play better.