Hi Andreas, good to see you again!
I still remember your last version, and I find this version much much better. I specially like the mysterous atmosphere at the "ben marcato" section, which is full of amazing tension and excitements! The ending was also excellent!
Thanks for this, Hye-Jin. Also nice to "see" you again
My only reservations lie in your way to treat the accents/sforzandi. At times your emphasis is too strong. At times you play the repeatedly coming sforzandi in a very expressive, but constantly in the same way, so that the whole section loses the balance (I mean, in the transition-section to the first ben marcato). Apart from these I think this is a really good, artistically successful job.
I tried to bring out these sforzati and I often have asked myself, why Schubert has written them from bar 71 to 76 each time at the beginning of each bar. I´m playing that piece now since 26 years and in former times I also did not bring out the sforzati as they stand there (because I also feared it could have an "unmusical effect"). But now I think, Schubert wanted to have there something very insisting and grave. At least I have tried to play them out musically with a full and soft forte-tone. (I don´t think, that the balance totally is lost, it´s just brought out a bit, and may be that´s, what Schubert could have wanted here.)
(BTW it's interesting to notice that you are working on a sonata for clarinet and piano. Cause I'm, too, on the second sonata for clarinet/piano by Brahms. I didn't find a decent piano yet, so I'm not sure if we'll get an acceptable recording, but recently it came to my mind that you posted a wonderful recording-set of Schumann's Fantasiestücke from your collaboration with your young student and I anyway wanted to ask you for some recording tips. I have just a Zoom H 4 (the old one), so it would be much different from your noble recording equipment, but I need some advices, since I have no experience at all where to locate the mic to catch the sound of both the clarinet and the piano.)
I have played both Sonatas for clarinet and piano by Brahms (I think, I have old video-tapes of the performances then) with some of my pupils. I also have a Zoom H4, btw (the new model, Zoom H4n), but the difference is, that I mostly use it with my Neumann-KM-184-mics on the external inputs. But if I´m outside or have no time to install the external mics, I also use it just with the built-in mics.
Next sunday I will try to make new recordings with clarinet and piano and I think, it´s very good to have two external mics, because one mic I will post nearly 2m from the piano and the other nearly 2 m from the clarinet. If you use the built-in mics of Zoom H4 you should try a position may be a bit closer to the piano, because in my experience the clarinet is louder than the piano, but you have to test that out. If both instruments are of an equal force you should post your Zoom H4 exact in the middle of piano and clarinet. I think, you should do two or three test-recordings for to find out the right position of the Zoom H4.