What’s a piano trio?
My first guess is it has something to do with three piano players.
Apparently, my first guess is wrong.
I got the three right.
But it’s not three pianists; it’s one pianist, a violinist, and a cellist. More precisely, for this recording, it is the Van Swieten Trio, which consists of:
Another wild guess: they’re Dutch.
That one, I got right.
From the outset, I can tell you that fortepiano is not my favorite instrument. It’s a jangly-sounding keyboard that reminds me of (a) a harpsichord, or (b) an out-of-tune piano in a saloon in an old Western movie.
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