I definitely hear the Scriabin resemblances others have spotted. Having tastes centering on high Romanticism, I always enjoy hearing these recordings. I'm not sure about
All I can say is that to me your performance feels "held back." I get the sensation that it is wanting to take off with flight, to have more sweep, to more overtly "gush" with emotion. That is, I feel it should go faster.
I've had parallel arguments with my teacher regarding the Liszt Isolde's Liebestod transcription and still don't completely buy into this point of view, believing that if
you can maintain tension succesfully at a slower tempo that can ultimately be more effective.
The upper treble is definitely askew in some way, but under the circumstances quoted I'm not sure what can be done in a practical sense. It's a shame, because I really like the bass of the instrument and the overall sound. I wonder if there is any software which can handle marginal selective pitch correction (where's Marik?
) without compromising the tonal qualities? The peculiar thing is that I'm supposed to have perfect pitch but can't tell whether it's flat or sharp! It's not right though (gets worse the higher the pitch). Sorry about that, because it does feel like nit-picking - I enjoyed the performance but it's so obvious to my ears.