“Ronald Brautigam has realized the orchestral part
with stylish lightness.”
Sydney Morning Herald
The Piano Concerto Wo04 is a fully developed three-movement work that displays much imagination, harmonic control and sense of form, as well as a striking level of virtuosity. The work has survived in a contemporary copy of the piano part, incorporating directions showing that the original orchestra consisted of two flutes, two horns and strings.
Beethoven composed it in 1784 when he was thirteen years old.
This new edition of Beethoven’s very first Piano Concerto is an orchestral reconstruction by pianist Ronald Brautigam. Brautigam’s recording with the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra and conductor Andrew Parrott subsequently won the prestigeous MIDEM Classical Award in 2010.
Alba Music Press was founded in 2009 with the intention of making the reconstructed work available to others. In the future Alba Music plans to add to its catalogue.
"By far the most credible version."
Winner MIDEM Classical Award 2010!
Ronald Brautigam’s BIS recording of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto WoO4 was voted ‘Best Concerto CD’ by an international jury made up of leading specialist magazines, radio stations and organisations in the field of classical music.