Re: Perfect Steinway D !!!! incredible Hamburg sound !
It sounds great. I'm not sure why it would be any trouble to judge the sound along with the solo part. It is exposed in many places, and the interaction is actually quite helpful. My only slight critique would be that the string solo is mic'ed in a more present fashion, so there's a bit of disparity in the engineering approach between the piano and the solo. The solo also is slightly hot compared to the piano, so the scratchiness of the bow becomes a too-focal point in the overall ensemble.
But those are extremely picky points, and overall, one would be hard pressed to find fault with the example on a musical level. And that's what we're making here...music.