Very nice pedaling, particularly toward the end. Can't be sure by listening, but it sounds like you're using both sostenuto and damper?? (And, as always, I was listening through speakers, so your microphones also deserve a nod!)
Thank you, Stu. I used the damper and the una corda pedal there at the end. The damper pedal remains down throughout, so maybe that's why you thought the sostenuto pedal was used.
Monica, are you wearing "La Note Bleue?"
It looks like you're sitting in front of Chopin's doorstep, waiting for him to come out and play. But, Euterpe is sadly saying, "he's resting now."
Before the grave site, I looked for Chopin at #9 Square D'Orleans. He wouldn't come out and play with me there, either. You know, as I sit now and think about those places, I still feel a strong sense of wonderment knowing that I was actually there. I can vividly remember how I felt - like pins and needles all over -but they didn't hurt. I can close my eyes and transport myself to standing in the exact spots where I had stood seven months ago and still feel this soft, fuzzy feeling....I can't explain it.
My piano is well maintained, and dusted often. I had time tonight, so I took out the gear from storage and recorded 2 Chopin Waltzes, Nos. 7 & 18. What a pain in the ass to get an entire track perfectly on one take. I just listened to it after 5 takes - Fuggedaboudit as they say in NYC! I always miss a note or jumble a passage somewhere. Too late now, but I'll get back to it next weekend since the mics are out. Only if the window of time was as wide as the window next to the piano.
I know. I always lose weight when I'm recording....the stress and all.
But I'm glad you are still playing and I hope we will get to hear your waltzes very soon! Like next weekend, okay?