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I think it is easier to put across music from the 18th century on the appropriate period instrument.
I think that's true with most string and brass music, but I'm not so sure with keyboard music. Like Manxfeeder says, fortepianos sound like pianos with a head cold. Maybe I've never heard a good one, or a good recording of one, but the 5 or 6 recordings I have heard all sound dull, slightly out-of-tune ("natural" tuning), with no dynamics or sustain. Like a harpsichord with the flu.
 
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