chubert’s Arpeggione

Among Schubert’s compositions is one called “Arpeggione Sonata.” Nowadays, musicians play this piece on a cello; however, when the music was originally composed, it was played on the arpeggione, which looks like a cello with six strings. Can you think of any instrument that has six strings? Right, the guitar. Playing the arpeggione is like playing the guitar with a bow. Its sound is lighter and softer than the cello’s. Here is “Arpeggione Sonata” performed on the arpeggione