ORIGINAL PITCH ~ FORTE PIANO - . 66 Ronald Brautigam has established himself as a leading exponent of the fortepiano, working with orchestras such as the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Tafelmusik, 18th-Century . Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, . 66: I. Allegro.
The cycle of Mozart's concertos by fortepianist Ronald Brautigam and German period-instrument group Die Kölner Akademie has been a controversial one, with several highly unorthodox aspects to the approach. The brisk tempos in the slow movements here will give an idea. First, Brautigam and Willens get away from the melancholy, autumnal tone that is so often retrospectively applied to the Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat major, K. 595. The concerto was composed in January 1791 at the latest, and perhaps several years earlier than that; in either case Mozart had no intention whatsoever of dying, and the sunny approach here results in a fresh appreciation of the music's construction. Second, the odd balances in some of the other recordings, seemingly minimizing the piano's role, have been smoothed out a bit.
Concerto pour piano nº 27 de Mozart; Piano Concerto N. 7 in B-flat major; Pianoconcert nr. 27; Pianokonsert nr. 27 av Mozart; Concert per a piano núm. 27 (Mozart); 27. Klavierkonzert; 피아노 협주곡 27번 (모차르트); Concerto per pianoforte e orchestra n. 27; Mozart: Zongoraverseny No. 27; XXVII Koncert fortepianowy (KV 595); Концерт для фортепіано з оркестром № 27 (Моцарт); Pianokonsertto nro 27 (Mozart); ピアノ協奏曲第27番 (モーツァルト); Concierto para piano . Piano Concertos by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Piano Concerto N. in D major, . 75. Rondo in D major, . 82. in B♭ major, . 38. in F major for 3 (or 2) Pianos, . 42 Lodron. in C major, . 46 Lützow.
Among the most widely performed of Mozart’s piano concertos for a good half century after its composition in 1785, the Concerto N. 0 in D minor still assumes a commanding place in the concert hall. Among its early devotees was Beethoven, who performed the work at a benefit concert for Mozart’s widow in March 1795 and who may well have found much to admire in the work’s brooding opening, characterized by syncopations and later punctuated by more aggressive outbursts; in his informative liner notes, the Mozart scholar John Irving goes so far as to call it ‘. Mozart’s grittiest concerto’
Mozart’s grittiest concerto’. Six years after the D minor concerto, in January 1791, the composer completed the Piano Concerto N. 7 in B flat major, K595, giving the first performance of it two months later. This was to be his last public appearance as a soloist, and the concerto has sometimes been considered as a work in which the typical sparkle of Mozart’s virtuosity is tempered by resignation, as if the composer were already aware of his imminent demise. These two exceptional works are here performed by Ronald Brautigam and Die Kölner Akademie, on their fifth disc of Mozart’s concertos – an ongoing series which has been described as ‘a lucky break and a true delight’ in the German magazine Piano News. Tracklist: 01 – Piano Concerto N. 0 in D minor, K 466 – I. Allegro 02 – Piano Concerto N. 0 in D minor, K 466 – II.
Ronald Brautigam, Die Kölner Akademie - Mozart: Piano Concertos 20 & 27 (2013) FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz Time - 53:34 minutes 954 MB Studio Master, Official Digital Download Artwork: Digital booklet These two exceptional works are here performed by Ronald Brautigam and Die Kölner Akademie, on their fifth disc of Mozart’s concertos – an ongoing series which has been described as ‘a lucky break and a true delight’ in the German magazine Piano News. Romanze 03 - Piano Concerto N. 0 in D minor, K 466 - III. Allegro assai 04 - Piano Concerto N. 7 in B flat major, K 595 - I. Allegro 05 - Piano Concerto N. 7 in B flat major, K 595 - II. Larghetto 06 - Piano Concerto N. 7 in B flat major, K 595 - III. Rondo.
Piano Concerto no. 27 in B-flat major, K. 595: III. Recent albums by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Mozart's Last Symphonies.
Piano Concertos nos. 20 in D minor & 27 in B-flat major. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Ronald Brautigam, Die Kölner Akademie, Michael Alexander Willens. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Serenade in G major, K. 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik": II. Romance. 11 Bagatelles, Op. 119: No. 3 in D major. 27 in B Flat Major, Op. 17, K. 4. I. Allegro Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Ronald Brautigam; Die Kölner Akademie; Michael Alexander Willens. 5. II. Larghetto Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Ronald Brautigam; Die Kölner Akademie; Michael Alexander Willens. 6. III. Recorded on a new copy of a 1795 Walter instrument, Brautigam's performance is swift and fresh in the intense Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor and reflective Piano Concerto No. 27, and he is ably accompanied by Willens and the Academy. 96 kHz, 24-bit PCM – BIS Studio Masters. Tracks 1-6 – 96 kHz, 20-bit PCM.
Mozart: Piano Concerto N. 0 in D minor, . 66 - 3. Rondo (Allegro assai) by The Cleveland Orchestra & Mitsuko Uchida. 30. Mozart: Piano Concerto N. 7 in B flat, . 95 - 1. by Mitsuko Uchida and The Cleveland Orchestra. Mozart in d minor is always of interest. It is the key of the requiem, the string quartet . 21 and, perhaps most crucially, of the commendatore's music in Don Giovanni. Indeed it is often said that to play the concerti, one must get to know first the operas. When one puts this together, one can see that what is required to play the Concerto in D minor (. 66) is an appreciation of Mozart's darker musical moments. It is the music of death, of reflections of mortality and, as the musicologist Alfred Einstein put it, & pathos, drama'
|Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K 466|
|1||1. Allegro Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart||Ronald Brautigam||12:02|
|2||2. Romanze Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart||Ronald Brautigam||7:19|
|3||3. Allegro assai Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart||Ronald Brautigam||7:04|
|Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat major, K 595|
|4||1. Allegro Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart||Ronald Brautigam||13:00|
|5||2. Larghetto Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart||Ronald Brautigam||5:21|
|6||3. Rondo. Allegro Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart||Ronald Brautigam||8:46|
Credits:Andrew Barnett - Layout, Typesetting
Ronald Brautigam - Cadenza, Fortepiano, Primary Artist
Thore Brinkmann - Engineer
Wolfgang Burat - Back Cover Photo
John Irving - Liner Notes
Kölner Akademie - Orchestra
Paul McNulty - Cover Photo, Instrument Design, Photography
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Composer
Ingo Petry - Recording Producer
Horst A. Scholz - Liner Note Translation
Jean-Pascal Vachon - Liner Note Translation
Michael Alexander Willens - Conductor