Weak notes there are some, as usual. But I object to insure spots and weak rhythm. There is nothing insecure in this Prelude and I can not hear any flaws in the rhythm (and I think I seldom can be accused of that anyway). There is some agogic rubato here and there but that is intentional.
But even with 30 minutes more it would not be perfect in the way that you'd like it. I am no Schiff or Gould, alas.
Oh no, there are many examples for WTC recordings from you which are simply great, and I like them very much. I also like your fugues from this postings, the preludes only with some constraints as I tried to point out. That it takes 30 minutes in your case to raise the quality was only an estimation, a joke, ok?
And yes, you are right, it is very often that you are praised for your rhythm stability, also very often from me I think. But not here. I was referring about the rhythm for the WTC2 prelude, and the WTC1 c sharp minor prelude, here in bars 13 and 35-36, always the passages around the last 2 quarters. It sounds anyhow insecure to me, can't explain it better.
Some rhythm weakeness in the prelude (as if you stop in the groove in order to avoid wrong notes).
I know there is a hesitation before the LH a in bar 16 (no idea why), which I suppose I could just cut out (it would be self-torture to re-record a piece just for something like that). If you hear any more rhythm issues, please point them out. Note that I am observing the difference between dotted 32ths and dotted 16ths, which many pianists do not do.
Yes, I know that you are very carefully with rhythm normally, and especially also with the different dotted notes. I have no score but took time again to listen with MediaPlayer to tell you the places I meant. That was around 1:42 (at 1:34 only a bit), and towards the end at 2:16, and some seconds later. Call it agogic if you like, it only does not sound convincing this way to me.
I have the impression as if you would spent more care on the fugues, but not so on the preludes. All three preludes (the a flat major prelude is better) sound partly as if you spent a large part of the attention for sight reading (instead on the sound).
It is my time to disagree. The preludes are by and large giving me more trouble than the fugues and I practice them just as hard if not harder. Actually I believe in this set they come of better than the fugues. ( which are really not that convincing if I listen back to them).
Well, I told you only my impression. I would not have niggled about the preludes if I would not know that you can play better, from the very amazingly large number of recordings. I only observed that some spots sound insecure to me, that there are weak and also missing notes, more than in other recordings. If you think that they are fine, it is absolutely ok for me. And it is also only my subjective opinion, others will have other opinions, it's all ok.