Mozart Piano Concertos Ronald Brautigam

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, 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.
Maurizio Pollini, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Piano Concertos No.17 & No.21 (2006)

Maurizio Pollini, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Piano Concertos No.17 & No.21 (2006)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 57:15 | 252 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 2894775795

One hates to admit it, but at this point in his career, pianist Maurizio Pollini is no longer a Mozart player. Although a supreme virtuoso, a passionate intellectual, and a consummate artist, Pollini has grown too brilliant, too intense, and too calculating for Mozart. Pollini's tone is crystalline, his textures are transparent and his tempos are perfect in this breathtaking 2005 recording of the G major and C major piano concertos, but it all seems too cold and too objective. Although he is also directing the Wiener Philharmoniker from the piano, this doesn't seem to encumber Pollini's virtuosity in any way; indeed, he appears to enjoy the challenge, audibly coaxing more force from the musicians' playing.

Christian Zacharias - W.A. Mozart Piano Concertos Vol.5 (2009) [SACD-R][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Discograf_man at Jan. 12, 2017
Christian Zacharias - W.A. Mozart Piano Concertos Vol.5 (2009) [SACD-R][OF]

Christian Zacharias - W.A. Mozart Piano Concertos Vol.5 (2009) [SACD-R][OF]
Classical, Piano, Orchestral | SACD ISO: DST64 2.0, 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Artwork | 3.60 GB
Label: MDG | Release Year: 2009

Midem Classique Award winner Christian Zacharias continues his survey of Mozart Piano Concertos as both performer & conductor. Featuring arguably 1 of the most famous, the A Major. MDG’s complete recording of Mozart’s piano compositions with Christian Zacharias in the double role as pianist & conductor of the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra continues with KV 488, certainly the most-performed piano concerto by the great Salzburg composer, complemented here by KV 246 & KV 175, Mozart’s very 1st piano concerto.

Christian Zacharias - W.A. Mozart Piano Concertos Vol.4 (2009) [SACD-R][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Discograf_man at Jan. 11, 2017
Christian Zacharias - W.A. Mozart Piano Concertos Vol.4 (2009) [SACD-R][OF]

Christian Zacharias - W.A. Mozart Piano Concertos Vol.4 (2009) [SACD-R][OF]
Classical, Piano, Orchestral | SACD ISO: DST64 2.0, 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Artwork | 3.13 GB
Label: MDG | Release Year: 2009

This volume in the series seems to have taken a step up, with playing which previously might have been a little cosy now edgier & with more contrast in light & shade. The overall ensemble is excellent, & these are very good Mozart concerto interpretations indeed. Sound quality is up to MDG’s usual high standard, with a well-scaled ambience in Mch, & the 2+2+2 channel setup with height channels works fine in my 5.1 setup, despite my not reassigning the centre & sub speaker.

Christian Zacharias - W.A. Mozart Piano Concertos Vol.3 (2008) [SACD-R][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Discograf_man at Jan. 11, 2017
Christian Zacharias - W.A. Mozart Piano Concertos Vol.3 (2008) [SACD-R][OF]

Christian Zacharias - W.A. Mozart Piano Concertos Vol.3 (2008) [SACD-R][OF]
Classical, Piano, Orchestral | SACD ISO: DST64 2.0, 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Artwork | 3.14 GB
Label: MDG | Release Year: 2008

In this 3rd volume, Zacharias’ Mozart becomes essential, if not quintessential, in a universe for piano & concerto that is fascinating. The Concerto for Piano & Orchestra #17 in G major KV 453 dates from 1784, & inspired the musician Alfred Einstein to say: “In a friendly key are hidden many mysterious smiles & painful wounds – words cannot be found to describe the permanent irisation of feelings in the 1st movement, the passionate interiority of the 2nd.”

Christian Zacharias - W.A. Mozart Piano Concertos Vol.2 (2005) [SACD-R][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Discograf_man at Jan. 9, 2017
Christian Zacharias - W.A. Mozart Piano Concertos Vol.2 (2005) [SACD-R][OF]

Christian Zacharias - W.A. Mozart Piano Concertos Vol.2 (2005) [SACD-R][OF]
Classical, Piano, Orchestral | SACD ISO: DST64 2.0, 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Artwork | 2.94 GB
Label: MDG | Release Year: 2005

Will listeners raised on virtuoso performances of Mozart’s piano concertos be able to make room in the hearts for Christian Zacharias’ recordings with the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne? It depends on how willing they are to forego the pleasures of virtuosity for the pleasures music-making. This is not to say that Zacharias isn’t a virtuoso pianist. As his 20 years of recordings make very clear, he has talents & abilities far beyond those of most mortal pianists.