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Beethoven: The Complete Piano Variations & Bagatelles

Ronald Brautigam

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Sieben Bagatellen, Op. 33  
1
No. 1 in E-Flat Major, Andante grazioso, quasi allegretto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
3:25
2
No. 2 in C Major, Scherzo. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
2:42
3
No. 3 in F Major, Allegretto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
2:11
4
No. 4 in A Major, Andante
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
2:38
5
No. 5 in C Major, Allegro, ma non troppo
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
2:46
6
No. 6 in D Major, Allegretto, quasi andante
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
2:59
7
No. 7 in A-Flat Major, Presto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
1:53
Bagatelles 1795-1804  
8
Bagatelle in C Minor, Hess 69
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
3:06
Bagatelles 1795-1805  
9
Bagatelle in C Major, Hess 73
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
0:23
Bagatelles 1795-1806  
10
Bagatelle in E-Flat Major, Hess 74
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
0:20
Bagatelles 1795-1807  
11
Allegretto in C Minor, WoO 53
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
3:19
Bagatelles 1795-1808  
12
Andante in C Major, WoO 211
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
0:59
Bagatelles 1795-1809  
13
Bagatelle in C Major, WoO 54 "Lustig-traurig"
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
1:34
Bagatelles 1795-1810  
14
Bagatelle in C Major, WoO 56
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
1:43
Bagatelles 1795-1811  
15
Bagatelle in C Minor, WoO 52
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
3:38
Elf Neue Bagatellen, Op. 119  
16
No. 1 in G Minor, Allegretto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
2:14
17
No. 2 in C Major, Andante con moto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
0:58
18
No. 3 in D Major, à l’Allemande
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
1:35
19
No. 4 in A Major, Andante cantabile
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
1:25
20
No. 5 in C Minor, Risoluto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
0:59
21
No. 6 in G Major, Andante - Allegretto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
1:31
22
No. 7 in C Major, Allegro, ma non troppo
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
0:50
23
No. 8 in C Major, Moderato cantabile
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
1:15
24
No. 9 in A Minor, Vivace moderato
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
0:37
25
No. 10 in A Major, Allegramente
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
0:11
26
No. 11 in B-Flat Major, Andante, ma non troppo
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
1:17
Bagatelles 1810-25  
27
Bagatelle in A Minor, WoO 59 "Für Elise" (I)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
2:37
28
Bagatelle in B-Flat Major, WoO 60
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
1:07
29
Allegretto in B Minor, WoO 61
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
2:01
30
Allegretteo quasi andante in G Minor, WoO 61a
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
0:27
31
Bagatelle in C Major, Hess 57
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
0:46
Sechs Bagatellen, Op. 126 (1823–24)  
32
No. 1 in G Major, Andante con moto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
2:23
33
No. 2 in G Major, Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
2:32
34
No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Andante
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
1:47
35
No. 4 in B Major, Presto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
3:36
36
No. 5 in G Major, Quasi allegretto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
1:57
37
No. 6 in E-Flat Major, Presto - Andante amabile e con moto - Tempo I
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
2:44
1
12 Variations on the Russian Dance from "Das Waldmädchen", WoO 71
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
9:36
2
8 Variations on "Une fièvre brûlante", WoO 72
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
6:07
3
10 Variations on "La stessa, la stessissima", WoO 73
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
9:23
4
7 Variations on "Kind, willst du ruhig schlafen", WoO 75
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
10:15
5
8 Variations on "Tändeln und Scherzen", WoO 76
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
8:02
6
6 Variations in G Major, WoO 77
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
7:08
7
Variations & Fugue in E-Flat Major, Op. 35 "Eroica"
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
21:45
1
9 Variations on a March by Dressler, WoO 63
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
6:13
2
6 Variations on a Swiss Song, WoO 64
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
2:22
3
24 Variations on "Venni amore", WoO 65
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
20:31
4
13 Variations on "Es war einmal ein alter Mann", WoO 66
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
11:58
5
12 Variations on "Menuet a la Viganò", WoO 68
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
12:32
6
9 Variations on "Quant'è più bello", WoO 69
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
5:02
7
6 Variations on "Nel cor più non mi sento", WoO 70
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
5:19
1
Rondo in C Major, WoO 48
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
2:30
2
Rondo in A Major, WoO 49
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
2:41
3
Rondo in B-Flat Major, Anh. 6
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
7:10
4
Rondo in C Major, Op. 51 No. 1
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
5:58
5
Rondo in G Major, Op. 51 No. 2
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
9:06
6
Rondo a capriccio in G Major, Op. 129 "Rage over a Lost Penny"
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
5:59
7
Ecossaise in E-Flat Major, WoO 86
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
0:20
8
6 Ecossaises in E-Flat Major, WoO 83
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
2:09
9
Andante favori in F Major, WoO 57
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
8:50
10
Fantasia in G Minor, Op. 77
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
9:40
11
Polonaise in C Major, Op. 89
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
5:21
12
Bagatelle in A Minor, WoO 59 "Für Elise" (II)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
3:35
13
Andante maestoso in C Major, WoO 62, Hess 41 "Letzter musikalischer Gedanke" (Completed A. Diabelli for Piano)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
3:11
Sechs Variationen in F major über ein eigenes Thema, Op. 34 (1802)  
1
Theme
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
1:39
2
Var. 1
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
1:32
3
Var. 2
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
1:02
4
Var. 3
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
1:13
5
Var. 4
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
1:17
6
Var. 5
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
1:54
7
Var. 6 - Coda
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
4:37
Sieben Variationen in C major über God save the King, WoO78 (1803)  
8
Theme
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
0:55
9
Var. 1
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
0:43
10
Var. 2
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
0:43
11
Var. 3
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
0:47
12
Var. 4
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
0:48
13
Var. 5
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
1:11
14
Var. 6
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
0:50
15
Var. 7
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
1:47
Fünf Variationen in D major über Rule Britannia, WoO79 (1803)  
16
Theme
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
0:38
17
Var. 1
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
0:35
18
Var. 2
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
0:34
19
Var. 3
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
0:33
20
Var. 4
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
0:35
21
Var. 5
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
1:14
22
32 Variations in C Minor, WoO 80
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
9:30
Sechs Variationen in D major, Op. 76 (Die Ruinen von Athen)  
23
Theme
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
0:37
24
Var. 1
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
0:37
25
Var. 2
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
0:35
26
Var. 3
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
0:44
27
Var. 4
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
0:43
28
Var. 5
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
0:37
29
Var. 6
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
1:49
Zwei Praeludien durch alle Dur-Tonarten, Op. 39, for piano or organ (1789)  
30
No. 1 in C Major
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
4:31
31
No. 2 in C Major
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
2:11
32
Fugue in C Major, WoO 215, Hess 64
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
1:38
33
Prelude in F Minor, WoO 55
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
2:17
34
Minuet in F Major, WoO 217
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
1:53
35
Allemande in A Major, WoO 81
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
1:31
36
Anglaise in D Major, WoO 212, Hess 61
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
0:39
37
Minuet in E-Flat Major, WoO 82
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
3:17
38
Waltz in E-Flat Major, WoO 84
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
2:05
39
Waltz in D Major, WoO 85
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
0:35
33 Veränderungen über einen Walzer von Anton Diabelli, Op. 120  
1
Theme. Vivace
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
0:56
2
Var. 1, Alla marcia, maestoso
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
1:42
3
Var. 2, Poco allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
0:49
4
Var. 3, L'istesso tempo
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
1:10
5
Var. 4, Un poco più vivace
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
1:00
6
Var. 5, Allegro vivace
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
1:00
7
Var. 6, Allegro ma non troppo e serioso
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
1:43
8
Var. 7, Un poco più allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
1:00
9
Var. 8, Poco vivace
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
1:09
10
Var. 9, Allegro pesante e risoluto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
1:59
11
Var. 10, Presto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
0:36
12
Var. 11, Allegretto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
0:52
13
Var. 12, Un poco più mosso
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
0:57
14
Var. 13, Vivace
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
0:57
15
Var. 14, Grave e maestoso
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
3:09
16
Var. 15, Presto scherzando
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
0:33
17
Var. 16, Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
0:53
18
Var. 17, Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
0:53
19
Var. 18, Poco moderato
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
1:26
20
Var. 19, Presto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
0:51
21
Var. 20, Andante
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
2:05
22
Var. 21, Allegro con brio
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
1:14
23
Var. 22, Allegro molto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
0:40
24
Var. 23, Allegro assai
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
0:56
25
Var. 24, Fughetta - Andante
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
2:19
26
Var. 25, Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
0:42
27
Var. 26, Piacevole
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
1:18
28
Var. 27, Vivace
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
0:58
29
Var. 28, Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
0:52
30
Var. 29, Adagio ma non troppo
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
0:56
31
Var. 30, Andante, sempre cantabile
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
1:57
32
Var. 31, Largo, molto espressivo
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
4:14
33
Var. 32, Fuga - Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
3:00
34
Var. 33, Tempo di menuetto, moderato
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
3:39
35
No. 1, Air ecossais in G Major "The Cottage Maid"
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
2:28
36
No. 2, Air ecossais in C Minor "Of Noble Stock Was Shinkin"
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
2:28
37
No. 3, Air autrichien in C Major "A Schüsserl und a Reindl"
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
5:33
38
No. 4, Air ecossais in E-Flat Major "The Last Rose of Summer"
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
3:04
39
No. 5, Air ecossais in E-Flat Major "Chiling O'Guiry"
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
2:06
40
No. 6, Air ecossais in D Major "Paddy Whack"
Ludwig van Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam
2:30
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    6:38:38
Between 2003 and 2015, Ronald Brautigam recorded all of Beethoven's music for solo piano a huge undertaking resulting in a grand total of 15 highly acclaimed albums. Choosing to perform the works on the fortepiano, Brautigam began with a sonata cycle which caused one reviewer to talk of a challenge to the very notion of playing this music on modern instruments, a stylistic paradigm shift.

In 2010, after nine albums of sonatas, he went on to record the composer's variations, bagatelles and other piano pieces a staggering array of works ranging from a Bagatelle lasting 11 seconds to the monumental Diabelli Variations, and from a charming Rondo in C major composed by a 13-year old Beethoven, to what is often referred to as the composer's Last Musical Thought, an Andante maestoso dated 1826.

Brautigam's sonata recordings were released in a box set in 2014, and they are now followed by this 6-album set of the remaining works for solo piano, in the original format. Composed over the course of more than 40 years, the music is performed on three different instruments, all by the master builder Paul McNulty, demonstrating the rapid development that the fortepiano underwent during Beethoven's lifetime.
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