Did you drop the LH octave? I LOVE to do that sometimes.
Yes indeed. I'm glad someone at least liked it
Well to be fair only one other person, David, mentioned it and he didn't like the score emendation, but I love octave doublings and lowerings too when they seem to fit the music and here the dramatic fire of the climax almost requires it for my taste. This idea I actually stole from Cortot, but the one in the final chord flourish of No. 9 is mine
Regarding no. 3 (and really all the others), what is all that clicking noise? Is it your bones? I have clicky bones too sometimes but it's pretty obtrusive in your recordings.
Sorry about the clicking. I hope
it's not my bones; that could be a serious condition
I also cut my fingernails before recording, so I wouldn't think that would be it, but maybe I didn't make them short enough.
In certain places, it could be slight creaks from the bench.
've nicknamed this Prelude, the "Moth Prelude" because it reminds me of a moth flying around my porch light. But this moth seems to be running into the light a lot, hence the 'clicks'.
Interesting image. Actually, I believe von Bulow called No. 10 "The Night Moth."
Also, I hear an editing cut at 0:45 - maybe you can get rid of it.
Good ear, Monica, and thanks for noticing that. I'm attaching another version of that prelude to this message. Funny story about this actually. I hate to have to do any editing, especially with a piece this short, but what happened was there was one take I really liked but then there was a loud creaking from the door to the studio, which I stupidly hadn't shut all the way. And that I definitely
couldn't remove, so I cut in a passage from another take. Now I cut it better. This version at least seems to hide it better (to my ears).