Oh man didn’t see the tie! Good catch before it gets too worked in.
Richter in any 50s recording can’t be beat but I’ve actually been listening crticially to Arthur friedheim in my headphone rig lately.
The recording is a bit shit even on a good rig but things that didn’t make sense in the score sort of come together in his verison. He holds over certain harmonic elements in LH and chords that are usually clipped to add a foundation for the sort of wayward noodles.
more specifically he holds the lower F in start of bar 12 all the way until the double notes measure starts. (not marked in score) These several transitional measures sound pretty wikid doing this instead of sparse scraggles.
Highly controversially Arrau is superb from a narrative point of view. Kissin from a WTF factor.