Yeah, I actually pitched out the Clementi. From a musical styles point of view, I believe I was an entrenched neo-romantic even at that age.
I slightly favored Clementi though over Bach which to me was pure drudgery.
I hear you, David! Although, back when I was young I actually liked the little Bach preludes, the ones without figues.
I like your rendition of the outer movements, but I do feel that the middle one could have been... well... more expressive, though not necesarily slower.
Hi Richard and thank you for listening.
Ok I will strive for more expression when I make my recording.
It might be due not to a teacher who did not like them, but to the fact I began playing as an old man (that is, considering all pianist seem to start playing while still donning nappies!) and I was all of 18.
Not me, I've never donned a nappy (I don't think...what is that, anyway...