I just read this article. Fascinating! I do know that fortepianists tend to be very passionate about their instruments. I do like the sound of the older pianos as well. I am just wondering how this newfound clarity, or separation would serve certain types of music--impressionistic music, for example, in which you want a little aural fog. I guess we would have to hear it for ourselves and see.
It is somewhat instructive, perhaps, to guitarists as well what with our progressive
stances vis-a-vis lattice braced, double top instruments and all the rest. Here, a major pianist is hearkening back to the Torres of his day, if you like.
Thanks for posting this, Lucy.