On this recording the grand piano is the focal point, it is the first commercially released CD that presents Haydn's well-known and widely appreciated trios Hob. XV:27-29 on a piano almost identical to the now lost Longman & Broderip grand piano.
Haydn allowed himself to be inspired by the English piano, which, in comparison with its Viennese counterpart, resonated longer, continued to ring through its inefficient dampers, and produced more homogeneous, thicker sounds. In his trios Hob. XV:27-29 Haydn combined novel pianistic effects with equally striking coloristic ones in the strings. From a modern perspective, we like to call the result 'romantic'. Back in 1795, however, it was first and foremost 'English'. Trio Galatea (2000) is dedicated to the neglected repertory of the 18th-century accompanied keyboard sonata. The press praises their concerts as being ''such fun,'' with a sound ''like liquid velvet.'' They note a ''penetrating loveliness...the beautifully shaped lyricism, the supple rhythmic energy, the superb unity of the players, the sophistication of the playing, the grace, the zest... the effect was unforgettable.''