Ronald Brautigam

Ronald Brautigam, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Parrott - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5, Choral Fantasia (2010)

Ronald Brautigam, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Parrott - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5, Choral Fantasia (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 52:38 | 244 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: SACD-1793

For the final instalment of his survey of Beethoven’s works for piano and orchestra, Ronald Brautigam has saved ‘the final crowning glory of his concerto output’, as Beethoven specialist Barry Cooper describes the Fifth Piano Concerto in his liner notes. It is coupled on this disc with the Choral Fantasia – an intriguing work scored for piano, orchestra and chorus with vocal soloists.
Ronald Brautigam, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Parrott - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 & in D, Op. 61 (2009)

Ronald Brautigam, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Parrott - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 & in D, Op. 61 (2009)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:09:33 | 315 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: SACD-1693

The apparently insatiable Dutch pianist Ronald Brautigam continues to gobble up standard and not-so-standard Beethoven with this 2009 disc featuring the composer's Fourth Piano Concerto and the piano transcription of his Violin Concerto, a recording that should please fans of the pianist's previous Beethoven recordings. Performing on a modern concert grand rather than the fortepianos he had favored in some earlier releases, Brautigam delivers readings that sparkle in the outer movements, sing in the central movements, and never resort to technical or emotional grandstanding to make their points.
Ronald Brautigam, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Parrott - Beethoven: Piano Concertos WoO4 & No.2 (2009)

Ronald Brautigam, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Parrott - Beethoven: Piano Concertos WoO4 & No.2 (2009)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 58:34 | 288 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: SACD-1792

Ronald Brautigam releases his second disc of Beethoven’s Piano Concertos – this time offering a youthfully fresh Concerto No. 2 which was actually conceived long before the First Piano Concerto. The programme also includes two rarities: the Piano Concerto in E flat major, WoO4, sometimes referred to as Beethoven’s ‘Concerto No.0’, and the Rondo in B flat major, WoO6, composed during the long period of composition of Concerto No.2 and probably at one stage intended as the finale of this work.
Ronald Brautigam, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Parrott - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos.1 & 3 (2008) (Repost)

Ronald Brautigam, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Parrott - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos.1 & 3 (2008)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 67:16 | 304 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: SACD-1692

As smooth and delicious a performance of Beethoven's First Piano Concerto as has been released since the turn of the century, Ronald Brautigam's account of the work with Andrew Parrott and the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra compares with Richter's for sparkle, with Pollini's for cleverness, and with Michelangeli's for liveliness. Brautigam's opening Allegro con brio has velocity and control, his central Largo expressivity and refinement, and his closing Rondo wit and whimsy.
Ronald Brautigam, Concerto Copenhagen, Lars Ulrik Mortensen - Haydn: Piano Concertos (2004)

Ronald Brautigam, Concerto Copenhagen, Lars Ulrik Mortensen - Haydn: Piano Concertos (2004)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | 75:54 | 193 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS

After recording the complete solo fortepiano works of Haydn, it was inevitable that Ronald Brautigam would record the complete fortepiano concertos of Haydn. Of course, it helps that while Haydn's complete solo fortepiano works take up 11 discs, his complete fortepiano concertos take up only a single disc, so Brautigam could record it before moving on to record the inevitable complete fortepiano music of Beethoven. On its own, Brautigam's recording of Haydn's concertos is wonderful: light, bright, ebullient, full of humanity, and suffused with poetry. Brautigam's tone is clear but ringing, his touch is graceful but powerful, his interpretations characterful but self-effacing.
Ronald Brautigam, Die Kolner Akademie - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 18 & 22 (2014)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concertos Nos. 18 in B flat major & 22 in E flat major (2014)
Ronald Brautigam, fortepiano; Die Kölner Akademie; Michael Alexander Willens, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 263 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 147 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2044 | Time: 01:00:03

The sixth disc in this highly acclaimed series combine two works in which Mozart's powers as an orchestrator come to the fore. Concerto No. 18 in B flat major, K 456, is sometimes referred to as one of the composers military concertos on the basis of the march-like main theme of the first movement. But more striking is the variety of ways that Mozart employs the various groups of instruments: strings, wind instruments and, of course, the piano. This aspect certainly didn't pass unnoticed by a listener as initiated as Mozart's father Leopold: in a letter to his daughter Nannerl he described how his enjoyment of the orchestral interplay had brought tears to his eyes.
W.A. Mozart - Ronald Brautigam - Piano Concertos Nos. 19 & 23 (2013) {Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip}

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concertos Nos. 19 & 23
Ronald Brautigam / Die Kölner Akademie / Michael Alexander Willens
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 211 MB | Full Artwork: 112 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: BIS # BIS-1964 SACD | Country/Year: Sweden 2013, 2012
Genre: Classical | Style: Viennese School, Piano

"…In the hands of Willems and Brautigam, this masterpiece is given a first class performance, particularly in its buoyant Finale, a sonata-rondo in which the piano and orchestra really are cavorting joyfully together. The two concertos on this disc's menu may well offer the best performances of the series so far, yielding first class solo and orchestral playing as well as the best recording of any period Mozart concerto series at this time." ~sa-cd.net
W.A. Mozart - Ronald Brautigam - Piano Concertos Nos. 19 & 23 (2013) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concertos Nos. 19 & 23
Ronald Brautigam / Die Kölner Akademie / Michael Alexander Willens
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 2,30 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 806 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: BIS # BIS-1964 SACD | Country/Year: Sweden 2013, 2012
Genre: Classical | Style: Viennese School, Piano

"…In the hands of Willems and Brautigam, this masterpiece is given a first class performance, particularly in its buoyant Finale, a sonata-rondo in which the piano and orchestra really are cavorting joyfully together. The two concertos on this disc's menu may well offer the best performances of the series so far, yielding first class solo and orchestral playing as well as the best recording of any period Mozart concerto series at this time." ~sa-cd.net
Ronald Brautigam - Beethoven: The Complete Piano Sonatas (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1/88,2kHz] RE-UP

Ronald Brautigam - Beethoven: The Complete Piano Sonatas (2014)
9 Releases | FLAC (tracks) 24bit/44,1/88,2 kHz | Time - 654:22 minutes | 7,21 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Covers & Digital booklets

Dutch pianist Ronald Brautigam divides his interpretive energies equally between the fortepiano and the conventional concert grand. Born in Amsterdam, Brautigam first studied with Dutch pianist Jan Wijn and later studies took him to the U.K. and to America, where he took classes with Rudolf Serkin. Brautigam first came to prominence in 1984 when he was awarded the Netherlands Music Prize, the highest distinction the Netherlands bestows on musicians.
Ludwig van Beethoven - Ronald Brautigam - Hammerklavier Sonatas Opp. 81a, 90 & 106 (2009) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Ludwig van Beethoven - Ronald Brautigam - Hammerklavier Sonatas Opp. 81a, 90 & 106
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,12 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,02 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: BIS # BIS-SACD-1612 | Country/Year: Sweden 2009
Genre: Classical | Style: Viennese School, Piano

…Until I heard Brautigam on this SACD. This is for me his greatest achievement over the 7 Beethoven discs. A breathtaking feeling for everything on the right place. His tempo, speed, accents, volume, absolutely everything is combined to 1 unique reading. Yes, this is a Beethoven sonata! I experienced how Beethoven’s genius, Brautigams insight & virtuosity & the sound of the instrument blended to one grasping, divine moment of beautiful music.Then for artist & listener a demanding fugue is heavenly presented, the complex structure comes out crystal clear. Add the marvelous sound of the SACD medium & one can consider this SACD as a new reference in recording history. I hope we don’t have to wait another year for the Last Sonatas…" ~sa-cd.net