Ronald Brautigam

Christian Poltera, Ronald Brautigam - Felix Mendelssohn: Works for Cello and Piano (2017)

Felix Mendelssohn: Works for Cello & Piano (2017)
Christian Poltéra (cello), Ronald Brautigam (piano)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 259 Mb | Artwork included
Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2187 | 01:00:26

It is well known that Felix Mendelssohn’s sister Fanny was a highly talented musician, but fewer are familiar with the fact that there were two other musical siblings in the Mendelssohn family: Rebecka, a gifted singer, and Paul, a very competent amateur cellist. It is to Paul, a banker by profession, that we owe the existence of much of Felix’s music for the instrument, which in spite of Beethoven’s endeavours hadn’t yet become firmly established as a duo partner of the piano. Fitting comfortably on a single release, Mendelssohn’s works for cello and piano are here presented by Christian Poltera and Ronald Brautigam, who open with the Variations concertantes in D major, composed in 1829. Brautigam has recently released the composer’s Lieder ohne Worte, performing them on a copy of a piano by Pleyel from 1830, and plays the same instrument on the present disc. Meanwhile, Poltera has chosen to equip his 1711 Stradivarius cello with gut strings, and together the two musicians and their instruments create a sound which is both flexible, transparent and vigorous – ideal for Mendelssohn’s scores.
Sharon Bezaly, Ronald Brautigam - Masterworks for Flute and Piano (2006) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Sharon Bezaly, Ronald Brautigam - Masterworks for Flute and Piano (2006)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 62:56 minutes | 940 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The glowing richness of Sharon Bezaly's tone is immediately striking. It may be something of an acquired taste compared to the greater coolness of many of her contemporaries but it proves seductive in this enterprising programme. The Schubert Variations take as their theme the tragic 'Trockne Blumen' from Die schöne Müllerin.
Christian Poltera & Ronald Brautigam - Mendelssohn: Works for Cello & Piano (2017)

Christian Poltera & Ronald Brautigam - Mendelssohn: Works for Cello & Piano (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 01:00:25 | MB
Label: BIS

It is well known that Felix Mendelssohn’s sister Fanny was a highly talented musician, but fewer are familiar with the fact that there were two other musical siblings in the Mendelssohn family: Rebecka, a gifted singer, and Paul, a very competent amateur cellist. It is to Paul, a banker by profession, that we owe the existence of much of Felix’s music for the instrument, which in spite of Beethoven’s endeavours hadn’t yet become firmly established as a duo partner of the piano.
Ronald Brautigam - Beethoven: The Complete Sonatas (9 CDs, 2014)

Ronald Brautigam - Beethoven: The Complete Sonatas (9 CDs, 2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) | 9CDs, 10h 53 min | Covers included | 2,39 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: BIS Records

The 32 Piano Sonatas by Ludwig van Beethoven are often referred to as the ‘New Testament’ of the keyboard literature, following on the ‘Old Testament’ of J.S. Bach's 48 preludes and fugues in the Well-Tempered Clavier. Composed over a period of almost three decades, from 1795 to 1822, the sonatas constitute a fascinating panorama of an artistic career which underwent numerous changes – not to say upheavals – but nevertheless remained remarkably consistent.
Ronald Brautigam - Mendelssohn: Lieder ohne Worte, Books 5-8 (2016)

Ronald Brautigam - Mendelssohn: Lieder ohne Worte, Books 5-8 (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 241.51 Mb | 73:33 | Scans included
Classical, Piano | Label: BIS (BIS-SACD-1983)

Ronald Brautigam, piano During the early 19th century a number of composers began to write in new genres inspired by literature: Chopin's Ballades, Schumann's Novelletten and, later, Liszt's symphonic poems are all examples of this Romantic urge to create works that transcend the divide betweenFelix Mendelssohninvented a genre of his own, when he presented his sister Fanny with a 'song without words' for her birthday. He went on to compose a large number of such Lieder ohne Worte and published no less than six sets of six pieces each.
Sharon Bezaly, Ronald Brautigam - Masterworks for Flute and Piano (2006) (Repost)

Sharon Bezaly, Ronald Brautigam - Masterworks for Flute and Piano (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 63:03 | 246 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: BIS-SACD-1429

On the evidence of this sensational disc, it seems clear that Sharon Bezaly is a flutist virtually without peer in the world today. The only serious competition for top position comes from Emmanuel Pahud, also a superb artist but one whose discography, fine enough in and of itself, fails to rise to Bezaly's level either in terms of imaginative programming or in its commitment to commissioning and recording worthy new works for the instrument./quote]
Sharon Bezaly, Ronald Brautigam - Masterworks for Flute and Piano, Vol.2 (2010)

Sharon Bezaly, Ronald Brautigam - Masterworks for Flute and Piano, Vol.2 (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 59:23 | 254 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: BIS-SACD-1729

Reinecke's work is a musical re-telling of the well-known story of Undine, the water spirit who marries a knight, but is betrayed and takes her revenge on him. Frank Martin's virtuosic Ballade (1939) features an acrobatic flute cadenza, roaming melismas and irrepressible cascades, generating a compelling sense of drama. In 1945, while in exile during the German occupation of Czechoslovakia, Martinu composed his Flute Sonata, in which the virtues of his distinct musical language are plain to hear - lyrical lines, a rhythmic drive which is both energetic and lively and an effective use of tone colour.
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.