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RE: Ronald Brautigam's Beethoven Sonatas via the fortepiano

I bought this set volume by volume as they were originally released.

I think that Brautigam has an inherent understanding of the shape of the pieces ( by which I mean that he is never self indulgent or adopts excessive tempi or engages in unexpected gear changes), the form and intent are always clear. But I am a mere amateur of such matters.

As for the sound of the instrument the fact that it is a fortepiano is clear to me but it is a very good fortepiano and not excessively "clangy" , at least to my ears. Maybe I have just got used to it? I think that may be the case as I never liked an early " original instrument" (as it used to be known) recording of the " Moonlight" by Malcolm Binns due the the fortepiano's sound. However I played it a few weeks ago and found myself rather enjoying it.

So, a very good transition of the set of works IMO unless even the very thought of a fortepiano brings out a skin rash.

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