Brautigam is his usual reliable self,providing playing of both brilliance and insight. Performance **** Recording **** --BBC Music Magazine,Christmas'11
Brautigam plays them gracefully and engagingly. --IRR,Dec'11
...this is exhilarating,often thought provoking Mozart-playing. --Gramophone,Jan'12
The perky woodwind and tight ensemble contribute further to this brilliantly performed and recorded disc. **** --Classic FM Magazine,Feb'12
Ronald Brautigam, with the congenial support of Die Kölner Akademie, under Michael Alexander Willens, here performs Mozarts Piano Concertos Nos. 24 and 25, both composed in 1786. The C major concerto is in fact one of the most expansive of all classical piano concertos, rivalling Beethovens fifth concerto. Their grandeur immediately made them popular fare in the concert hall Mendelssohn, for instance, had No.24 in his repertoire through the 1820s and 1830s. On his copy of a fortepiano from 1795, and with orchestral forces corresponding to what Mozart would have been familiar, Brautigam creates a sound of which Mozart would have been familiar. On the first release in the teams traversal of Mozarts concertos (BIS-SACD-1794), Brautigam was described by International Record Review as an absolutely instinctive Mozartian, with melodic playing of consummate beauty, going on to congratulate him on finding the ideal partners for the project.