I thought the pianism was a little better in the first of the two, but the recording (mic placement, editing, etc.) was better in the second. More resonance. Did you treat the e-minor recording differently? Where were your mics for these? Am I being too nosy?
I recorded these two back-to-back....recorder stayed in the same exact place, same input level, same volume adjustment, same reverb, etc... I place the recorder on a tripod about a couple feet away from the curve of the piano and up about two feet pointing into the piano. The lid of the piano bounces the sound right into the mics. To be honest, I am not crazy about either of these two mazurkas, but I had to get better recordings up here on the site. Maybe the first one sounds more 'pianistic' because I used the soft pedal quite a lot. Anyway, thanks for listening, Stu!