Pierre Fournier: Masterpieces for Cello (10CD)

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Pierre Fournier: Masterpieces for Cello

 


 

includes

 

Beethoven:

Cello Sonatas Nos. 1-5 (complete) and variations

Boccherini:

Cello Concerto No. 9 in B flat major, G 482

Brahms:

Double Concerto for Violin & Cello in A minor, Op. 102

Chopin:

Introduction and Polonaise Brillante in C, Op. 3

Couperin, F:

Pièces en concert from Les goûts réunis

Dvorak:

Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104

Fauré:

Élégie in C minor, Op. 24

Berceuse, Op. 16

Papillon, Op. 77

Sicilienne, Op. 78

Haydn:

Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major, Hob. VIIb:2 (Op. 101)

Ravel:

Vocalise-étude en forme de habanera

Deux mélodies hébraïques: Kaddisch

Rimsky Korsakov:

Hymn to the Sun

Flight of the Bumble Bee

Saint-Saëns:

Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33

Schubert:

Sonata in A minor 'Arpeggione', D821

Schumann:

Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129

Tchaikovsky:

Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33

 


 

Pierre Fournier (cello), Gerald Moore, Friedrich Gulda, Jean Hubeau, Ernest Lush (piano) & David Oistrakh (violin)

Philharmonia Orchestra & Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Alceo Galliera & Karl Münchinger

One of the most eminent cellists of the 20th century, Pierre Fournier was known for his exceptional musicianship and since his death in 1986 is still revered for his warm, vocal tone and the subtlety and elegance of his playing. This 10-CD compilation of the Frenchman’s 1939-1959 recordings includes several rarities, in addition to gems by the likes of Beethoven, Brahms, Dvořák, and Saint-Saëns.

Alongside the Complete Works for Cello and Piano by Ludwig van Beethoven, this set features cello concertos by Dvořák, Schumann, Saint-Saëns and Haydn, the Double Concerto by Brahms, Tchaikovsky’s popular Variations on a Rococo Theme, arrangements of works by Couperin, Vivaldi and Boccherini, and chamber music by Schubert, Chopin, Bach, Rimsky-Korsakov, Fauré and Ravel. Amongst other leading artists of the period that appear in these recordings are Friedrich Gulda, David Oistrakh, Gerald Moore, Sir Malcolm Sargent, Rafael Kubelík, Walter Susskind, Alceo Galliera and Karl Münchinger.