Thank You Charles for your kind words. I also prefer the first version! you're right, it's more "luminous." I wanted it to have an impressionistic feel to it, and the first version captures that better. I listened to your piano and organ pieces and very much liked them. Especially "Le Jeune" and "Poeme." some very interesting and lovely harmonic progressions and unusual twists of melody. At times made me think of Debussy. Nothing lovelier, in my mind, than Debussy's solo piano music. (Hoping you take that as a compliment).
It sounds as if you're having fun while composing. That is a great thing to be able to communicate. And your music is very well though through and an absolute treat to listen to. I especially enjoyed the "Poeme" which seams to come from nothing and then spread out further and further. A fine piece indeed.
Thanks for the comments Charles, glad you like what you've heard of mine. I'm in the process of scoring Opus #13 which should help massively with the expression when I come around to re-recording. Thanks again for listening.
I got a kick out of hearing your entertaining version of Monti's Csárdás.
I've some Magyar blood, so I've known it all my life. I looked up Vittorio Monti - from Napoli, Italia. It seems that this work was it for him. You treated the work respectfully, and extravagantly, at the same time.