I enjoyed your playing and the lovely sound you get out of your new guitar. Even on my cheap computer speakers, it sounded very nice.
You play the piece much faster than I choose to play it. To me, the barcarole is the rocking of the boat. I've spent many decades on a sailboat so that is what drives my feeling for the tempo. Also, I think of this piece as a lullaby, so your version was shockingly fast to me!
I'm curious....have you ever sung the melody line out loud? If not, perhaps you might experiment with doing that. I found it very interesting to do that because it told me something about the phrasing and where I needed to take a breath. I would sing along with David Russell's playing of it, but anyone's version that you like will work. Sometimes, you find that they breathe like you and sometimes not!
Thanks so much for sharing your performance of this beautiful piece.
When the sun shines, bask.
Classical Guitar forever!