I have a similar opinion to Chris. The Borodin doesn't seem like a very inspired piece, though you do fine with it. The Poulenc sounds a bit dry and needs more colour (the louder midsection worked the best). The paradoxical thing is that in many of your previous recordings you've done a good job of making sure we can hear everything with clarity, but here we don't want to hear everything. To make an analogy: in some pieces if there is an arpeggio, the audience should ideally hear every note, individually, with clarity and even spacing, whereas in others the arpeggio is a wash of sound, essentially a gesture that goes from X to Y, and the audience should hear a blur of colour. It depends on the repertoire and stylistic context. Your playing's not inherently poor, it's just in the wrong musical mindset. I would guess you need more pedal and to not be afraid of blurs.
As concerns the piano sound, I can't say I noticed anything untoward.
Okay, thank you. I am afraid of blurring so seems like I do have to change my mindset on that. I'll practice the piece with more pedal and re-record in the mid-week.
But this is great help, guys! Thanks so much
And you know...that Borodin piece...I can't get it out of my head now. It's getting a little maddening! I'm walking around with it playing all the time. Even when I sit down at the piano to practice something else, it's there. Like someone put something in it....