- sorry about posting on the Piano Trios
, but this 'edited' post got BURIED in the 'listening thread', and may be more appropriate here, anyway -
I've just gone through the first 5 discs (of 10) of the Haydn Piano Trios
w/ the Van Swieten Trio - Bart van Oort on the fortepiano (after Walter, 1795) along w/ several violinists, cellists, & a flautist (3 of the pieces in the set) - all period instruments, i.e. about as HIP, as possible! As a result, the blending of the fortepiano w/ the violin & cello is phenomenal (cello going along w/ the left hand of the pianist; violin for the right hand) - doubt this 'effect' could be accomplished w/ modern instruments - these are DDD recordings made just several years ago, and on the Brilliant label!
Check out the review by David Bryson
on Amazon; BTW, I paid about $33 for this set on the Amazon Marketplace; presently, being offered at BRO
for $30! You may not want 40+ Haydn 'Piano Trios' but @ $3 a disc, what's there to lose?