As I was practicing I realised that the KEY is to play the piece the way that I want and NOT as I think it should be played.
I have now the knowledge and the experience (BUT the music as well guides me..) to understand the style and the character of a piece.
However, I don’t think it is a problem to explore your musicality and expand your own creativity while playing something, even if it leads you to a very different path from what was originally intended or what is widely known and accepted about this piece. (Through recordings and such).
If nothing else, you will feel free, you will relax as there will be no expectation and you might actually discover something new about yourself as a musician, pianist, even as a human being. 🙂
– So, that’s what I did and will continue doing today.
Later, I will take small phrases or bars or segments of the piece to improve it technically, BUT not the whole piece, as I don’t want to spoil it by over thinking or over trying.