Very good job Olaf ! You have definitely improved since your last recordings, the playing is already more relaxed.
The prelude is good (though I'd prefer just a little
pedal on these repeated chords). There's one or two iffy notes, but otherwise it's pretty perfect - except for that glaring A flat in the RH, halfway the last-but-one bar. That is written neither in the Urtext or Czerny editions, and spoils it a little bit.
The fugue is very solid too. Not sure about the detached playing, being used to taking this very legato, but I guess it is a valid point of view, and many pianists do it this way. The fugue theme mostly comes out well, except in one or two places (tell me about how dificult that is
). There are still moments you want to hurry, but it's getting better. There is a fumble in bar 37, the F natural you play in bar 52 (RH, 3rd beat) should be an F flat, and there's some blue notes in bars 67, 69 and 72. But all very minor, not really distracting. If you want it up the site, I'll do so.
Predictably, I did not warm to the alternative versions (have not listened more than a couple of seconds, sorry...) I guess I am one of the purists, or philistines even.
So strange that you refuse to use any pedal at all, even in this prelude where it would sound so good (how's that for being purist !?) and yet you go and add digital strings quite happily. Ah well, Bach's music can take it. It comes out untainted, whatever people may do to it. Just please, do not
ask me to put these versions up the site.... or argue about why not