I listened to your Beethoven earlier, while peeling potatoes for dinner (call it time management), and I enjoyed it a lot. There were some memorable moments (I should search in the score for them), when I clearly perceived three instruments playing while it was just a tone illusion. Cello & piano is my favorite chamber instrument combination, incidentally. For curiosity's sake, how long have you practiced your part and how long have you previously rehearsed together?
Thanks Alf. Yes cello is nice to play with, it blends better with the piano than any other string instrument, IMO. I had really only seriously practiced this set during the last week, and I think we'd only played through it once or twice before that. Some of the variations took two or three takes. It is not a hard piece but there are some tricky moments as always in Beethoven. I'm not sure how much Wim had practised it, but he's known the piece for a long time so that helps. Maybe next time we can sort out the last little creases.
But ! Italians eating potatoes for dinner !! What is the world coming to !!!