Raymond - One of the many reasons I like and enjoy you so much - your tastes are broader than a coast view of the horizon - !
Wonderful rendition of the Rag - The somewhat genteel quality which the Steinway imparts to this keeps the original intent more intact. The Rags got souped up, starting with the famous sound track of "The Sting" in keeping with more modern sensibilities. But to go back to more of an authentic sound and style for the Rags is very nice to hear.
Thank you, my friends. After this "old era" project - both Ragtime and Jazz Piano - which has about 80 tracks in total, I am stunned about the quality of the midi files. They were sitting there and I did nothing with them until now (downloaded them about 5 or 6 years ago).
The music is really great and on purpose I did NOT render them for "honky-tonk" instruments. As etLux said, it wasn't the purpose of the composers (probably).
Some melodies and harmonic developments are really unexpected and beautiful. One has to consider them with the same care as pieces of Schubert or Schumann. On occasions I did some repair things to the midifiles, but they are minor (correcting the left-hand harmonics, velocities).
Right now I am doing some big band (or not so big) stuff I made myself back in those years when I started with Band-in-a-Box (don't have it anymore, gone obsolete). That is hard work to get the Sax-sound!!!!
Randy, yes I have a very broad interest. Music is music irrespective the "label" put on it as long as it is good music (to my ears).