Hmm, I appreciate your sentiment.
I certainly respect that you do not wish to review. Incidentally, I think the middle cords are the least interesting aspect of this prelude. To me the musical - and IMO technical - challenges here are finding the correct LH/RH balance, making the repeating notes throughout interesting and not monotonous, and of course phrasing and control.
As a side note, and sorry in advance for my soapbox here, I've always been a bit annoyed with the characterization of "overplayed". Perhaps well-intended, to me it communicates a bit of narcissism and essentially nothing else
. And talk about an overused expression (irony intended)!! I can't help but roll my eyes every time I read a review or hear a commentator address something as "overplayed". This is stating the obvious, IMHO. Just a pet peeve of mine.
I too admit to being annoyed that so many new learners play the same old things, and at the general overconfidence expressed by the younger ones especially. And I also shy away from many pieces for this very reason, however I would never imply that it is beneath me.
In my opinion, the "Raindrop" prelude is rarely played well. In this musical sense, I'd say it's greatly underplayed
in the world of amateurs. For me, it's one of the many pieces that may not be technically advanced but is musically under-appreciated. Not that my rendition fits the bill
- trust me, I'm hard on myself and rarely satisfied with my "living room" performances. But I do strive to incrementally improve all of my repertoire to a credible level, mostly out of love for the music.
All that said, I'll record some of the lesser-played pieces I have that may be more palatable for you. I've been working hard on Chopin's Prelude 12 "presto" lately (hopefully you didn't play that one as a child also!), as well as 10, 13, 17, 18, and 21 (my favorite). I won't even bother posting Nos 4 or 20, which is a bit of a shame because I feel these are also rarely played musically by amateurs.