I finally recorded the entire concerto last night. It was a bit stressful because I could only get in one take and a partial take. I had 80 mins to record and my concerto is 33 mins. Honestly playing through this concerto is exhausting and I’m still not happy with the 2nd and 3rd mvt (hence no link). Perhaps I will share the third movement next week. There’s just one very wrong note sticking out in that recording that irks me to no end. This is the last time I’ll be playing this concerto is a couple months so it felt good to a have a “final product”. This first mvt is a culmination of decades of romanticism and the orchestral reduction doesn’t quite give the same luscious beauty to the melody as a sea of strings would.