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The Early Piano Variations, The First Piano Sonatas

Ronald Brautigam

The Early Piano Variations, The First Piano Sonatas

Price: € 19.95
Format: CD
Label: Globe
UPC: 8711525700208
Catnr: GLO 7002
Release date: 19 August 2002
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Label
Globe
UPC
8711525700208
Catalogue number
GLO 7002
Release date
19 August 2002
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About the album

A double album completely devoted to piano works of the young Beethoven performed on a beautiful copy of an authentic piano from the composer's time. These Variation works as well the first Piano Sonatas are the pieces with which Beethoven established his reputation in Vienna as pianist and composer and they still go on delighting music lovers all over the world.
Een onovertrefbare interpretatie van vroege sonates en variaties van Beethoven
Dit dubbelalbum is volledig toegewijd aan de pianowerken van de jonge Ludwig van Beethoven, uitgevoerd op een prachtige kopie van een authentieke piano uit de tijd van de componist. De oorspronkelijke losse albums werden voor het eerst uitgegeven in 1993, en zijn sindsdien altijd zeer succesvol geweest. Ze hebben sindsdien nauwelijks tot geen concurrentie van andere albums gekregen, en het staat vast dat er geen betere interpretaties zijn dan deze van Ronald Brautigam.

De vroege Variaties en Pianosonates zijn de werken waarmee de jonge Beethoven zijn reputatie als pianist en componist in Wenen vastlegde. Muziekliefhebbers over de hele wereld zullen er vandaag de dag nog steeds van genieten!

Artist(s)

Ronald Brautigam (fortepiano)

Ronald Brautigam has deservedly earned a reputation as one of Holland’s most respected musicians, remarkable not only for his virtuosity and musicality but also for the 
eclectic nature of his musical interests. He has received numerous awards including the Dutch Music Prize and a 2010 MIDEM Classical Award for best concerto recording for his CD 
of Beethoven Piano Concertos with the Norrköpoing Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andrew Parrott. A student of the legendary Rudolf Serkin, Ronald Brautigam performs regularly with leading orchestras including the Royal Concertgebouw, London Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin. He has performed alongside a number of distinguished conductors including Riccardo...
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Ronald Brautigam has deservedly earned a reputation as one of Holland’s most respected musicians, remarkable not only for his virtuosity and musicality but also for the 
eclectic nature of his musical interests. He has received numerous awards including the Dutch Music Prize and a 2010 MIDEM Classical Award for best concerto recording for his CD 
of Beethoven Piano Concertos with the Norrköpoing Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andrew Parrott.
A student of the legendary Rudolf Serkin, Ronald Brautigam performs regularly with leading orchestras including the Royal Concertgebouw, London Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin. He has performed alongside a number of distinguished conductors including Riccardo Chailly, Charles Dutoit, Bernard Haitink, Frans Brüggen, Christopher Hogwood, Marek Janowski, Sir Roger Norrington, Marin Alsop, Ivor Bolton, Andrew Parrott, Ton Koopman, Ivan Fisher and Sir Mark Elder. Besides his performances on modern instruments 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 Orchestra, the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, the Hanover band, Concerto Copenhagen and l’Orchestre des Champs-Elysées. Brautigam’s recordings have earned a number of awards including two Edison Awards, a Diapason d’Or de l’année, a MIDEM Classical Award for best solopiano recording (2004) and in 2010 he won the MIDEM Classical Award for best concerto recording. Since September 2011 Ronald Brautigam is a Professor at the Musik-Hochschule in Basel.

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Composer(s)

Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. His best-known compositions include nine symphonies, five piano concertos, one violin concerto, 32 piano sonatas, 16 string quartets, his great Mass the Missa solemnis, and one opera, Fidelio. Together with Mozart and Haydn, he was part of the First Viennese School.    Born in Bonn, then the capital of the Electorate of Cologne and part of the Holy Roman Empire, Beethoven displayed his musical talents at an early age and was taught by his father Johann van Beethoven and by composer and conductor Christian Gottlob...
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Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. His best-known compositions include nine symphonies, five piano concertos, one violin concerto, 32 piano sonatas, 16 string quartets, his great Mass the Missa solemnis, and one opera, Fidelio. Together with Mozart and Haydn, he was part of the First Viennese School. Born in Bonn, then the capital of the Electorate of Cologne and part of the Holy Roman Empire, Beethoven displayed his musical talents at an early age and was taught by his father Johann van Beethoven and by composer and conductor Christian Gottlob Neefe. At the age of 21 he moved to Vienna, where he began studying composition with Joseph Haydn, and gained a reputation as a virtuoso pianist. He lived in Vienna until his death. By his late 20s his hearing began to deteriorate, and by the last decade of his life he was almost totally deaf. In 1811 he gave up conducting and performing in public but continued to compose; many of his most admired works come from these last 15 years of his life.

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Disc #1
01.
Thirteen Variations In A Major On the Arietta 'Es war einmal ein alter mann', WoO 68
11:39
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Ronald Brautigam
02.
Nine Variations In C Major On a Theme By Nicolas Dezède
12:07
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Ronald Brautigam
03.
Twelve Variations In C Major On the 'Menuett à la Vigano', WoO 68
04:57
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Ronald Brautigam
04.
Ten Variations In G Major On
04:59
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Ronald Brautigam
05.
Nine Variations In A Major On the Aria 'Quant'è più bello', WoO 69
09:31
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Ronald Brautigam
06.
Six Variations In G Major On the Duet 'Nel cor più non mi sento', WoO 69
05:57
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Ronald Brautigam
07.
Twelve Variations In B-flat Major On an Allegretto, K. 500
09:11
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Ronald Brautigam
08.
Eight Variations In C Major On 'Une Fièvre Brûlante' from the Opera Richard Coeur de Lion By Grétry, WoO 72
09:58
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Ronald Brautigam
09.
Nine Variations In D Major On a Minuet By Jean Pierre Duport, K 573
09:58
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Ronald Brautigam
10.
Twelve Variations In A Major On the Russian Dance from the Ballet Das Waldmädchen By Wranitzky, WoO 71
06:33
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Ronald Brautigam
11.
Eight Variations In F Major On the Song
02:57
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Ronald Brautigam
12.
Ten Variations in B Flar Major on the Duet 'La stessa, la stessissima', WoO 73
05:28
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Ronald Brautigam
13.
Seven Variations in F Major on the Quartet 'Kind, willst du ruhig schlafen', WoO 75
03:59
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Ronald Brautigam
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