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Piano Notes – with Ronald Brautigam

Year: 2013, 100 mins
Code: SEV-PianoPt1

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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.

Featuring the following pieces:

Part 1

Robert Schumann
From ‘Waldszenen’ Op.82 - Eintritt - Einsame Blumen - Vogel als Prophet

Joseph Haydn
Andante con Variazioni in F minor (Hob.XVII:6)
04 Haydn Sonata no.62 in E-flat major (Hob. XVI:52)
“Allegro” 05 Mozart Sonata in A minor (KV310)
“Andante cantabile”

Wolfgang Mozart
12 Variations in C on ‘Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman’ (KV265)

Domenico Scarlatti
Sonata in B minor (L33 / K87)
Sonata in C major (L104 / K159)

Part 2

Frederic Chopin
Ballade no.1 in G minor Op.23
Berceuse in D-flat major Op.57
Nocturne in D-flat major Op.27 no.2

J.S. Bach
Prelude & Fugue no.6 in D minor (BWV 851)
French Suite no.5 in G major, Sarabande & Gavotte (Schmieder-Verz 816)

Felix Mendelssohn
3 Songs without Words: Op.19b/1 in E major Op.38/6 in A-flat major Op.53/3 in G minor

Ludwig van Beethoven
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”

Franz Schubert
2 Scherzi (D593

Directed by award-winning film-maker Phil Grabsky.

"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.

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