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A journey through the history of piano music from JS Bach to Frederic Chopin
Ronald Brautigam, internationally respected musician, remarkable not only for his virtuosity and musicality but also for the eclectic nature of his musical interests, presents a history of piano music. Brautigam discusses and performs a specific piano piece from composers including Scarlatti, JS Bach, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Beethoven and Chopin.
In each film he demonstrates not only his skill as a pianist but his insightful and humorous knowledge of musical history.
“An absolutely instinctive Mozartian… with melodic playing of consummate beauty”
International Record Review
“Brautigam uses many an artistic trick without ever seeming to be trying at all.” Music Web.
Produced and directed by Phil Grabsky.
Featuring the following pieces:
Sonata in B minor (L33 / K87)
Sonata in C major (L104 / K159)
02 J.S. Bach
Prelude & Fugue no.6 in D minor
French Suite no.5 in G major, Sarabande
& Gavotte (Schmieder-Verz 816)
Andante con Variazioni in F minor
Sonata no.62 in E-flat major (Hob.
Sonata in A minor (KV310)
12 Variations in C on ‘Ah, vous dirai-je,
Sonata no.14 in C-sharp minor Op.27/2
“Adagio sostenuto” (Moonlight sonata)
Sonata no.25 in G major (Op.79) “Vivace”
Sonata no.30 in E major (Op.109)
“Vivace, ma non troppo”
2 Scherzi (D593)
3 Songs without Words:
Op.19b/1 in E major
Op.38/6 in A-flat major
Op.53/3 in G minor
Ballade no.1 in G minor Op.23
Berceuse in D-flat major Op.57
Nocturne in D-flat major Op.27 no.2
From ‘Waldszenen’ Op.82
– Einsame Blumen
– Vogel als Prophet
Running time: 125 mins