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

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

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 259 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 142 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.
Ronald Brautigam, Die Kolner Akademie, Michael Alexander Willens - 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) ~ 251 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 140 Mb | 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.
Sharon Bezaly, Ronald Brautigam - Masterworks for Flute & Piano 2 (2010) MCH SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Sharon Bezaly & Ronald Brautigam - Masterworks for Flute and Piano II (2010)
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 59:24 minutes | Digital Booklet | 2,86 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/44,1 kHz | Digital Booklet | 540 MB

Sharon Bezaly and Ronald Brautigam are two of the brightest stars in the musical firmament, so BIS Records are indeed fortunate to have them on their roster of artists. From Carl Reinecke's Undine Sonata, composed in 1882, to Poulenc's 1957 Flute Sonata this disc brings together five central works in the repertoire for flute and piano, covering a wide range of styles and approaches.
Ronald Brautigam, Kölner Akademie & Michael Alexander Willens - Weber: Complete Works for Piano and Orchestra (2021)

Ronald Brautigam, Kölner Akademie & Michael Alexander Willens - Weber: Complete Works for Piano and Orchestra (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 216 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 132 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:55:58
Classical | Label: BIS

Carl Maria von Weber wrote music that has been admired by composers as diverse as Schumann, Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Ravel and Stravinsky. But in his lifetime he was also recognised as one of the finest pianists of the period, with an exceptional technique and a brilliant gift for improvisation.
Ronald Brautigam - Beethoven: Complete Works For Solo Piano Vol.12 (2012)

Ronald Brautigam - Beethoven: Complete Works For Solo Piano Vol.12 (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 65:41 | 319 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: BIS SACD 1883

Following on from Volume 11 which has a superb Eroica Variations, Ronald Brautigam’s excellent journey through Beethoven’s complete works for solo piano continues in volume 12 with further variations. This time it’s a group from earlier in his career. The Dressler Variations were Beethoven’s first published work, and are pleasant enough though pretty light-weight stuff, as are the almost aphoristic Sechs Variationen über ein Schweizer Lied.
Ronald Brautigam - Beethoven: The Complete Piano Sonatas (2014) [Official Digital Download]

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.
Ronald Brautigam, Michael Alexander Willens - Carl Maria von Weber: Complete Works for Piano & Orchestra (2021)

Ronald Brautigam, Michael Alexander Willens, Kölner Akademie - Carl Maria von Weber: Complete Works for Piano & Orchestra (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 215 Mb | Total time: 56:18 | Scans included
Classical | Label: BIS Records | # BIS-2384 SACD | Recorded: 2018

Carl Maria von Weber wrote music that has been admired by composers as diverse as Schumann, Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Ravel and Stravinsky. But in his lifetime he was also recognised as one of the finest pianists of the period, with an exceptional technique and a brilliant gift for improvisation. Especially during the 1810s he toured extensively, and like other composer-pianists he wrote works to use as his personal calling cards, among them the two piano concertos recorded here. They were both composed in 1811-12, but while the First Concerto takes Mozart's concertos as its model, Piano Concerto No. 2 looks towards Beethoven.
Ronald Brautigam, Concerto Copenhagen, Lars Ulrik Mortensen - Haydn: Piano Concertos (2004)

Ronald Brautigam, Concerto Copenhagen, Lars Ulrik Mortensen - Haydn: Piano Concertos (2004)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | 75:54 | 193 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS

After recording the complete solo fortepiano works of Haydn, it was inevitable that Ronald Brautigam would record the complete fortepiano concertos of Haydn. Of course, it helps that while Haydn's complete solo fortepiano works take up 11 discs, his complete fortepiano concertos take up only a single disc, so Brautigam could record it before moving on to record the inevitable complete fortepiano music of Beethoven. On its own, Brautigam's recording of Haydn's concertos is wonderful: light, bright, ebullient, full of humanity, and suffused with poetry. Brautigam's tone is clear but ringing, his touch is graceful but powerful, his interpretations characterful but self-effacing.
Ronald Brautigam, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Parrott - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos.1 & 3 (2008) (Repost)

Ronald Brautigam, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Parrott - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos.1 & 3 (2008)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 67:16 | 304 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: SACD-1692

As smooth and delicious a performance of Beethoven's First Piano Concerto as has been released since the turn of the century, Ronald Brautigam's account of the work with Andrew Parrott and the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra compares with Richter's for sparkle, with Pollini's for cleverness, and with Michelangeli's for liveliness. Brautigam's opening Allegro con brio has velocity and control, his central Largo expressivity and refinement, and his closing Rondo wit and whimsy.
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]