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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, 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: Piano Concertos Nos. 20 & 27 / Ronald Brautigam (2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

W.A.Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 20 & 27 / Ronald Brautigam (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 53:34 minutes | 953 MB
Official Digital Download - Source: eClassical.com | Digital Booklet
W.A.Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 19 & 23 / Ronald Brautigam (2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

W.A.Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 19 & 23 / Ronald Brautigam (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 50:00 minutes | 888 MB
Official Digital Download - Source: eClassical.com | Digital Booklet
Mozart: Piano Concertos No 24 And 25 / Brautigam, Willens, Die Kolner Akademie (2011)

Mozart: Piano Concertos No 24 And 25 / Brautigam, Willens, Die Kolner Akademie (2011)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 231 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Bis | Catalog Number: 1894

Ronald Brautigam, with the congenial support of Die Kölner Akademie, under Michael Alexander Willens, here performs Mozart’s Piano Concertos Nos. 24 and 25, both composed in 1786. The C major concerto is in fact one of the most expansive of all classical piano concertos, rivalling Beethoven’s fifth concerto. Their grandeur immediately made them popular fare in the concert hall – Mendelssohn, for instance, had No.24 in his repertoire through the 1820s and 1830s.
Olivier Cavé, Divertissement, Rinaldo Alessandrini - Mozart: Piano Concertos K. 415, 175 & 503 (2016)

Olivier Cavé, Divertissement, Rinaldo Alessandrini - Mozart: Piano Concertos K. 415, 175 & 503
Classical | FLAC (tracks)+cue, booklet | 77:09 min | 287 MB
Label: Alpha Classics | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2016

Olivier Cavé has already made several acclaimed discs for Aeon (Clementi, Haydn, Bach, Scarlatti). This student of Nelson Goerner, Maria Tipo and Aldo Ciccolini invariably impresses listeners with the refinement of his playing. Today he presents a programme of three piano concertos with a conductor whose ventures into Mozart are always crowned with success: Rinaldo Alessandrini.
Kristian Bezuidenhout - Mozart: Piano Concertos, K.413, 414, 415 (2016)

Kristian Bezuidenhout - Mozart: Piano Concertos, K.413, 414, 415
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, d. booklet | 69:27 min | 296 MB
Label: Harmonia Mundi – HMC902218 | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2016
Classical

In January 1783 Mozart advertised in the Wiener Zeitung ‘the publication of three new, recently completed piano concertos’, which could even be played with quartet accompaniment – thus enabling him to reach a wider public. In similar vein, he told his father that they were ‘very brilliant and pleasing to the ear . . . Here and there only connoisseurs will derive satisfaction from them – yet in such a way that the non-connoisseur will also be pleased, without knowing why.’ It’s a fair bet that these dazzling performances by Kristian Bezuidenhout and the Freiburger Barockorchester will meet with the same unanimous approval!
Lili Kraus, The Vienna Festival Orchestra & Stephen Simon - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 8 & 9 (1966/2017) [24/96]

Lili Kraus, The Vienna Festival Orchestra & Stephen Simon - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 8 & 9 (1966/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 50:20 minutes | 0.99 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Orchestra is not always the best, but the piano performances are first rate and individualistic. Everything that was written about her sound being special comes through on these performances. And that's coming from a wind player!
Robert Blocker, Biava Quartet - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 12, 13 & 14 (2010)

Robert Blocker, Biava Quartet - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 12, 13 & 14 (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 73:33 | 267 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.557881

In the summer of 1781 Mozart described his new home Vienna as "the land of the piano". He soon set about presenting his own subscription concerts, offering the three newly-composed concertos on this disc for publication "either with a large orchestra or a quattro". The latter, more intimate versions of these charming works are performed here by Robert Blocker, Dean of Music and Professor of Piano at Yale University, and the youthful Biava Quartet, winners of the Naumburg Chamber Music Award and top prizes at the Premio Borciani and London International Competitions.
Emil & Elena Gilels, Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Bohm - Mozart: Piano Concertos K.595 & K.365; Schubert: Fantasy (2001)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No.27, K.595; Concerto For 2 Pianos, K.365
Franz Schubert: Fantasy in F minor, D. 940 (Op.103) for piano duet
Emil & Elena Gilels, pianos; Wiener Philharmoniker; Karl Böhm, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 326 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 188 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 463 652-2 | Time: 01:17:36

This is the most beautiful of Mozart playing, his last piano concerto given here by Emil Gilels with total clarity. This is a classic performance, memorably accompanied by the VPO and Böhm. Suffice it to say that Gilels sees everything and exaggerates nothing, that the performance has an Olympian authority and serenity, and that the Larghetto is one of the glories of the gramophone. He's joined by his daughter Elena in the Double Piano Concerto in E flat, and their physical relationship is mirrored in the quality, and the mutual understanding of the playing: both works receive marvellous interpretations. We think Emil plays first, Elena second, but could be quite wrong. The VPO under Karl Böhm is at its best; and so is the quality of recording, with a good stereo separation of the two solo parts, highly desirable in this work.