Just thought I'd pop in again and say that IMHO this is a significant improvement over the initial version -- much more controlled tempo; nice, even pedalling in general; playful, givenchy sense of rubato; nice lefthand balance. I heard some phrasings and timings I've not heard before, and one cannot ask for more as a listener
I do have a couple of suggestions/discussion points in case you revisit this waltz in the future (I would like to emphasize though that your playing of this is already very nice; these may be more in the "matters of taste" category).
1. It could be a bit lighter in places, particularly in the middle section (note the sotto voce
marking). You do have some wonderful fleeting dynamic contrasts in the outer pinwheel sections, but the middle section sounded slightly turgid to my ears. Maybe a bit more dramatic dynamic contrast and slightly crisper rhythms could be in order.
2. The bass notes are much better balanced against the dancing accompaniments, but it seems sometimes that they become a bit too thunderous at some of the climaxes.
3. I have to say that I find the way you handle the entrance to the final runs intriguing, though it might be just a bit too much of a pause for my taste (i.e., too interruptive of the flow). A ritard is certainly called for, but maybe not a full rest stop
I do love your dynamics and general rhythmic sense here though -- very charming and gracious.
4. The final run I still find a bit tame, but it is a tricky one indeed. This could maybe be a bit more spontaneous and wild as it builds tension toward that final A-flat.
Just a few nitpicks though. I truly enjoyed this performance.
P.S. If you don't mind my asking, what recording setup do you use? The mic sound is very clear.