Andrew, I rejoice in hearing you play some real, er, serious, music at last
And a very respectable performance it is. The main gripe indeed is that your repeated chords are too loud over that beautiful quasi cello line at the start and elsewhere.
The couple of smudges do not disturb much, you are very good at making them sound as if they were intended (I guess that is an essential skill for any performing artist). I have the feeling though that you are not completely comfortable playing this. In several places
I find it a bit subdued, as if you silently apologize for the lack of flashy writing. I also notice a tendency to roll chords that are
probably not meant to be. Intersing to hear you playing the ossia at 12:58, I'd never heard that ( I think the default bars are more
Save from some tricky octave runs, this is indeed not a staggeringly difficult piece in the league of Dante or Mephisto. I'd say it
is moderately difficult Liszt.