I think I was last here after I had the good fortune to make a small batch of studio recordings about a year ago. The forum didn't like those submissions -- one due to totally legitimate musical reasons, one because it was recorded on a digital piano, and one due to tempo decisions (see below).
The Handel here is from that studio batch actually, it just took me forever to go through and pick a take and convert it to mp3, so it hasn't been submitted here before.
I really appreciate your comments on the Handel. I think they're all spot on. I learned that piece back in high school and I still perform it regularly so I will be able to take your comments into consideration in future performances. The arpeggiation in the last measure was suggested by my teacher at the time as an ornament that players of the period might have added.
The Debussy was recorded a few weeks ago on a Mason & Hamlin grand located in a dance studio. Can you be more specific about "boxy/clangy" sound? (If you mean that it sounds like it was recorded in a large room with lots of hard surfaces, you're absolutely right.) I am not very experienced with recording so any suggestions would be welcome. Also, this is the highest quality piano to which I have free access for recording, so I'd love to be able to make it work well for future projects. Close lid on piano? Mic from further away? Post-production tricks? Bury piano or mic in pillows?
Here are a couple more recordings. The Rachmaninoff is one I submitted last year, the Prelude Op. 32 no. 11 in B major, recorded in the studio. There was a difference of opinion on this forum as to tempo, but I'm sticking to my guns on that one; also I played it at this tempo in an adjudication last spring and received good comments from a judge specifically about the tempo decision (and took first class honors in the adjudication)....
Then we have Haydn, sonata no. 34 in D major. I never liked the studio recording of it (was getting tired and heavy-handed at that point in the studio day) so I redid it on the Mason & Hamlin on the same day as the Debussy. Unfortunately there is a partially out-of-tune area in the treble that shows up unflatteringly esp. in the slow movement of Haydn, but it's your call if you want to use it or not. Too bad I don't control the tuning schedule there.Rachmaninov - 13 Preludes, Op. 32 - Prelude no. 11 in B major (3:24)Haydn - Sonata in D major Hob. XVI:33 - 1: Allegro (5:15)Haydn - Sonata in D major Hob. XVI:33 - 2: Adagio, 3: Tempo di Menuetto (6:18)