Whimsical notes from ‘Three Pianos’
Lost in the winter of Schubert’s soul
CAMBRIDGE - While “Three Pianos’’ is animated by a love for one particular composer -- Franz Schubert - there is a broader notion lurking at its heart: that music, all music, has a singular power to speak not just to us but for us. That might make ”Three Pianos’’ sound like a solemn affair, which it’s not. In the beguiling production that is now at American Repertory Theater under the direction of Rachel Chavkin, a spirit of whimsy prevails for much of the evening, with plenty of wisecracks and slapstick scenes.