Thank you, thank you, thank you, Everybody. I should tell you that it took me all day to do this. The more times I recorded it, the worse it got. Between posting photos, (which, by the way, where is everybody else?) and recording, I've wasted probably two whole days. No, I take that back. This recording time was not wasted because of all the wonderful feedback.
It could be the recording, but I did not hear any dynamics, crescendos and accents go by unnoticed. Try to exaggerate them (even if that feels strange to start with) so that we can hear them in the recording.
Yes, Techneut, you are right, but I can honestly blame the recorder. I don't know why a cassette doesn't pick up dynamics.
Also, at the descending runs in bar 43-44 and at the end, you should play them clearly ritardendo while actually in 21-22, it should be accelerando. Then we have the large chords in left hand in bar 34-35 where I can hear that you arpeggiate the first but not the second? Do you grip that? Then you have a wide grip for a woman.
Yes, Robert, I see what you mean about the descending runs. That probably would sound nice.
I think it was the bad recorder that made it sound like I hit the second big chord. I can barely reach a nineth, and that time I just got it over there so fast that it sounded like I gripped it.
As to the reports about the Mazurka style: Wow, I had no idea I wasn't playing it right, and was instead playing it like a waltz. I'm still unclear on what you mean, though. I'll get out my CD's and listen to the professionals. Seems I have a lot to learn as far as Mazurkas go. (Hurry up and record your version, Techneut.)
I'm working on a waltz, now. I hope I'm not playing it like a mazurka.
Anyway, let me know if anyone wants to learn how make their recording sound like an old record.