We all know Godowsky wrote some of the most difficult piano music of all times. This is especially true of the Chopin/Godowsky etudes, the Strauss transcription, the passacaglia, but also a lot of his other pieces. When we read about Godowsky we also read that he was also one of the best pianists of his time.
We know that Godowsky made many recordings. But very few people have him as a favourite pianists, my impression is actually that most people find his recordings quite dissapointing.
So my question is:
Do we know that Godowsky actually played his own compositions, especially the Chopin-etudes in a satisfactory recital manner? and
Why did he not record any of his own difficult pieces (such as the Chopin-etudes)?
Any of you have any explanation for this?