Mozart and Haydn the focus tonight for Tafelmusik no-only-Baroque Orchestra and guest soloist Ronald Brautigam
It's a Mozart and Haydn program for period-performance orchestra Tafelmusik tonight to Sunday at Trinity-St. Paul's Centre. So far, whenever they venture past the Baroque era, the musicians are led by conductor Bruno Weil. This week, they also have Dutch guest soloist Ronald Brautigam (honoured at the MIDEM conference last month with a prize for a recent period-minded Beethoven album) on fortepiano, performing Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20, in D-minor, K. 466.
The sound of period instruments is considerably different from the bright, sparkly effect one would hear at a Toronto Symphony concert, with the soloist playing a modern concert grand piano.
To give you an idea of what the music is going to sound like tonight, here is Brautigam performing the 3rd movement of the D-minor Concerto on fortepiano, for a BBC4 broadcast: