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Ronald Brautigam - Mozart: Piano Concertos 5 & 6 (2016)  Music

Posted by tomashass at June 1, 2016
Ronald Brautigam - Mozart: Piano Concertos 5 & 6 (2016)

Ronald Brautigam - Mozart: Piano Concertos 5 & 6 (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 01:09:23 | 162 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS

On the final stretch of their series of Mozart's piano concertos, Ronald Brautigam, Michael Willens and Die Kölner Akademie are working their way backwards through the composer's catalogue. Here, on the penultimate disc, they have reached the earliest of the original works, composed in 1773 and 1776 respectively. Piano Concerto No. 5, K 175 was to become one of Mozart's most popular piano concertos following his relocation to Vienna in the early 1780s. No doubt the work's majestic scoring, which includes trumpets and timpani, contributed to its appeal.
Ronald Brautigam - Haydn - Complete Music For Solo Keyboard: Box Set 15CDs (2008)

Ronald Brautigam - Haydn - Complete Music For Solo Keyboard: Box Set 15CDs (2008)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 2,36 Gb | Covers 23 Mb
Label: BIS Records | Release Year: 2008

Listeners seeking a single box of all Haydn's solo keyboard music performed on a fortepiano and recorded in digital sound need look no further. Pianist Ronald Brautigam's 15-disc set for BIS contains everything the great Austrian classical composer wrote for the instrument: the 63 piano sonatas and the 25 miscellaneous works, plus The Seven Last Words of our Savior on the Cross in a keyboard arrangement authorized by the composer.
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 - Kraus: Solo Piano Music (2006)  

Posted by peotuvave at April 8, 2015
Ronald Brautigam - Kraus: Solo Piano Music (2006)

Ronald Brautigam - Kraus: Solo Piano Music (2006)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 291 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Bis | Catalog Number: 1319

Joseph Martin Kraus, the German-born Swedish composer who was an almost exact contemporary of Mozart, is primarily known as a late classical symphonist of extraordinary importance, and heretofore this is where recording of his output has been concentrated. On Bis' Joseph Martin Kraus: The Complete Piano Music, pianist Ronald Brautigam comes to terms with the slim amount of keyboard music that belongs to Kraus, a cycle previously addressed on Naxos by pianist Jacques Després on a modern instrument. On the Bis, Brautigam uses a reproduced Walther & Sohn fortepiano built by Paul McNulty, an 1802 instrument that has a sound almost indistinguishable from that of a modern piano, except for its more limited range and shorter decay time. This seems to suit Kraus' keyboard music, which is rich in ideas but spindly in texture, a bit better than a modern instrument. Likewise, Després interpretations of Kraus' music sound read through at times and betray a sense of less than complete familiarity. This is not a challenge for Brautigam, who clearly knows, and loves, these willful and eccentric pieces of Kraus.
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
Ronald Brautigam - Ludwig van Beethoven: Complete works for solo piano, vol. 13 (2014)

Ronald Brautigam - Ludwig van Beethoven: Complete works for solo piano, vol. 13 (2014)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Booklet | 01:08:21 | 159 MB
Label: BIS Records | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2014

If the 32 piano sonatas and the great works in variation form (Eroica, Diabelli) form the weightiest part of Beethoven's legacy to pianists and lovers of piano music, they by no means tell the full story. In his highly acclaimed survey of the complete music for solo piano, Ronald Brautigam has previously recorded the early, unnumbered sonatas, the Bagatelles and the earlier sets of variations. He now treats us to a disc of rondos and piano pieces, spanning from one of the very earliest surviving works – a Rondo in C major composed by a 13-year old Beethoven – to what is often referred to as the composer's ‘Last Musical Thought’, an Andante maestoso in C major. This piece is in fact an arrangement, possibly by Anton Diabelli, based on parts of a movement for string quintet.
Ludwig van Beethoven - Ronald Brautigam - Eroica, Variations (2012) {Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip}

Ludwig van Beethoven - Ronald Brautigam - Eroica, Variations (1796-1802)
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 299 MB | Full Artwork: 99 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: BIS # BIS-SACD-1673 | Country/Year: Sweden 2012
Genre: Classical | Style: Classical Period, Piano

"…Like the previous releases in this series, BIS's sound is excellent. All I can say are the usually adjectives of praise. Since I received this disc a month and a half ago I've probably listened to the Eroica Variations nearly 20 times – like the previous releases, it's Beethoven played to perfection." (sa-cd.net)