Mrs. Ishizaka's playing is of the highest order, a marvel of clarity and precision. The sound of course is as gorgeaous as you could get. Yet somehow I find these interpretations a bit unpersonal and matter-of-factly. The tempi just a little too rigid, the faster variations just a little too relentlessly bright-eyed. The Chopin etude I also found a bit plain-speaking, for all its exquisite virtuosity. The Debussy edtude I don't know well enough to judge. But who am I to judge such classy playing anyway... I'd give my right arm to be able to play like this, so to speak
Now, seeing as these Goldbergs are part of a project having its own website, was it your intention to have these published on Piano Society as well ? I do not quite see the point of it, especially if Ms. Ishizaka is not going to take part in Piano Society herself (which is what it seems like right now). We like to be a community of active and participating pianists, not just another mp3 publishing site duplicating material that is already on the web.