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Mozart: The Complete Piano Sonatas / Ronald Brautigam


Release Date: 09/19/2000 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 835/37   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Ronald Brautigam
Number of Discs: 6 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews


Previously available on six single CDs, BIS offers Ronald Brautigam's Mozart Sonata cycle in one package. While the music easily could have fit on five discs, you still get six for the price of three. It's wonderfully worth it. To be sure, Brautigam's Paul McNulty fortepiano (modeled after an Anton-Gabriel Walter instrument circa 1795) doesn't match the timbral differentiation between registers we often encounter from other fortepianos. It has the advantage, however, of a clear, resonant sound and, praise be, it holds its tuning. Brautigam's imaginative interpretations capture Mozart's many moods, from the gallant style of the six earliest sonatas to the tensile drama and operatic leanings of the A minor
Read more (K. 310) and C minor Fantasia and Sonata (K. 457 and 475). Sometimes Brautigam's tapered diminuendos seem a bit arch and unnatural. At least his occasional mannerisms don't emerge as interpretive tics. If you're looking for a reasonably priced Mozart Sonata cycle played on a period instrument, look no further. Excellent sound and annotations, too.

--Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Sonata for Piano no 1 in C major, K 279 (189d) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Ronald Brautigam (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Munich, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1996 
2. Sonata for Piano no 2 in F major, K 280 (189e) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Ronald Brautigam (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Munich, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1996 
3. Sonata for Piano no 3 in B flat major, K 281 (189f) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Ronald Brautigam (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Munich, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1996 
4. Sonata for Piano no 4 in E flat major, K 282 (189g) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Ronald Brautigam (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Munich, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1996 
5. Sonata for Piano no 5 in G major, K 283 (189h) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Ronald Brautigam (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Munich, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1996 
6. Sonata for Piano no 6 in D major, K 284 (205b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Ronald Brautigam (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Munich, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1996 
7. Sonata for Piano no 7 in C major, K 309 (284b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Ronald Brautigam (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1777; Mannheim, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1996 
8. Sonata for Piano no 9 in D major, K 311 (284c) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Ronald Brautigam (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1777; Mannheim, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1996 
9. Sonata for Piano no 8 in A minor, K 310 (300d) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Ronald Brautigam (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1996 
10. Sonata for Piano no 10 in C major, K 330 (300h) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Ronald Brautigam (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781-1783 
Date of Recording: 1996 
11. Sonata for Piano no 11 in A major, K 331 (300i) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Ronald Brautigam (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781-1783; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1996 
12. Sonata for Piano no 12 in F major, K 332 (300k) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Ronald Brautigam (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781-1783; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1996 
13. Sonata for Piano no 13 in B flat major, K 333 (315c) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Ronald Brautigam (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783-1784; Linz, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1996 
14. Fantasy for Piano in C minor, K 475 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Ronald Brautigam (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1996 
15. Sonata for Piano no 14 in C minor, K 457 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Ronald Brautigam (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1996 
16. Sonata for Piano no 15 in F major, K 533 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Ronald Brautigam (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1996 
17. Sonata for Piano no 16 in C major, K 545 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Ronald Brautigam (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1996 
18. Sonata for Piano no 17 in B flat major, K 570 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Ronald Brautigam (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1996 
19. Sonata for Piano no 18 in D major, K 576 "Hunt" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Ronald Brautigam (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1996 

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