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Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon, Decca & Philips "The Pierre Fournier Edition" / Pierre Fourner, cello; various artists [25 CDs]

Notes & Reviews:

Sixty-five years since he first recorded for Decca, we are proud to celebrate the artistry of this most distinguished of cellists and the wealth of recordings for Deutsche Grammophon, Decca and Philips - presented here together for the very first time in this 25-CD limited edition set which includes a 64-page booklet with new liner notes (in English, French & German) and rare artist photos.


Works:

Concerto for Cello in D minor by Edouard Lalo
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello)
Conductor: Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lamoureux Concerts Association Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877; France
Date of Recording: 05/1960
Venue: Salle de la Mutualité, Paris, France
Length: 27 Minutes 5 Secs.

Concerto for Cello no 1 in A minor, Op. 33 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello)
Conductor: Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lamoureux Concerts Association Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1872; France
Date of Recording: 05/1960
Venue: Salle de la Mutualité, Paris, France
Length: 19 Minutes 20 Secs.

Kol Nidrei for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 47 by Max Bruch
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello)
Conductor: Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lamoureux Concerts Association Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1881; Liverpool, England
Date of Recording: 05/1960
Venue: Salle de la Mutualité, Paris, France
Length: 10 Minutes 30 Secs.

Schelomo by Ernest Bloch
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello)
Conductor: Alfred Wallenstein
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1915-1916; USA
Date of Recording: 10/1966
Venue: UFA Recording Studio, Berlin, Germany
Length: 21 Minutes 56 Secs.

Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello in C major, Op. 56 "Triple Concerto"by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Géza Anda (Piano), Wolfgang Schneiderhan (Violin), Pierre Fournier (Cello)
Conductor: Ferenc Fricsay
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1804; Vienna, Austria

Don Quixote, Op. 35 by Richard Strauss
Performer: Giusto Cappone (Viola), Pierre Fournier (Cello)
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896-1897; Germany

Concerto for Cello in E minor, RV 409 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello)
Conductor: Rudolf Baumgartner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Festival Strings Lucerne
Period: Baroque
Written: Venice, Italy

Concerto for Cello in B minor, Op. 104/B 191 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello)
Conductor: George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1894-1895; USA
Length: 38 Minutes 26 Secs.

Concerto for Cello in E minor, Op. 85 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello)
Conductor: Alfred Wallenstein
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1919; England

Pičces en concert, for cello & string ensemble by François Couperin
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello)

Concerto for Cello no 3 in A major, Wq 172/H 439 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello)
Period: Classical
Written: ?1753; Berlin, Germany

Concerto for Cello in B flat major, G 482 by Luigi Boccherini
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello)
Period: Classical
Written: ?1785

Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in E flat major, Op. 1 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello), Henryk Szeryng (Violin), Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1794-1795; Vienna, Austria

Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in G major, Op. 1 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Wilhelm Kempff (Piano), Henryk Szeryng (Violin), Pierre Fournier (Cello)
Period: Classical
Written: 1794-1795; Vienna, Austria

Trio for Piano and Strings no 3 in C minor, Op. 1 no 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Wilhelm Kempff (Piano), Henryk Szeryng (Violin), Pierre Fournier (Cello)
Period: Classical
Written: 1794-1795; Vienna, Austria

Trio for Piano and Strings no 5 in D major, Op. 70 no 1 "Ghost" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Wilhelm Kempff (Piano), Henryk Szeryng (Violin), Pierre Fournier (Cello)
Period: Classical
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria

Trio for Piano and Strings no 6 in E flat major, Op. 70 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello), Henryk Szeryng (Violin), Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria

Trio for Piano and Strings no 7 in B flat major, Op. 97 "Archduke" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Wilhelm Kempff (Piano), Henryk Szeryng (Violin), Pierre Fournier (Cello)
Period: Classical
Written: 1810-1811; Vienna, Austria

Sonata for Cello and Piano no 1 in F major, Op. 5 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello), Friedrich Gulda (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1796; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 06/1959
Venue: Brahms-Saal, Musikverein, Vienna
Length: 21 Minutes 35 Secs.

Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 5 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Friedrich Gulda (Piano), Pierre Fournier (Cello)
Period: Classical
Written: 1796; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 06/1959
Venue: Brahms-Saal, Musikverein, Vienna
Length: 21 Minutes 10 Secs.

Sonata for Cello and Piano no 3 in A major, Op. 69 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Friedrich Gulda (Piano), Pierre Fournier (Cello)
Period: Classical
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 06/1959
Venue: Brahms-Saal, Musikverein, Vienna
Length: 26 Minutes 56 Secs.

Sonata for Cello and Piano no 4 in C major, Op. 102 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Friedrich Gulda (Piano), Pierre Fournier (Cello)
Period: Classical
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 06/1959
Venue: Brahms-Saal, Musikverein, Vienna
Length: 15 Minutes 29 Secs.

Sonata for Cello and Piano no 5 in D major, Op. 102 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Friedrich Gulda (Piano), Pierre Fournier (Cello)
Period: Classical
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 06/1959
Venue: Brahms-Saal, Musikverein, Vienna
Length: 20 Minutes 8 Secs.

Variations (12) for Cello and Piano in G major on a theme by Handel, WoO 45by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Friedrich Gulda (Piano), Pierre Fournier (Cello)
Period: Classical
Written: 1796; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 06/1959
Venue: Brahms-Saal, Musikverein, Vienna
Length: 12 Minutes 28 Secs.

Variations (7) for Cello and Piano on Mozart's "Bei Männern", WoO 46 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello), Friedrich Gulda (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 06/1959
Venue: Brahms-Saal, Musikverein, Vienna
Length: 9 Minutes 17 Secs.

Variations (12) for Cello and Piano in F major on "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen", Op. 66 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello), Friedrich Gulda (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1796; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 06/1959
Venue: Brahms-Saal, Musikverein, Vienna
Length: 10 Minutes 57 Secs.

Sonata for Cello and Piano no 1 in F major, Op. 5 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello), Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1796; Vienna, Austria

Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 5 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello), Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1796; Vienna, Austria

Sonata for Cello and Piano no 3 in A major, Op. 69 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello), Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria

Sonata for Cello and Piano no 4 in C major, Op. 102 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello), Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria

Sonata for Cello and Piano no 5 in D major, Op. 102 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello), Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria

Variations (12) for Cello and Piano in G major on a theme by Handel, WoO 45by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello), Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1796; Vienna, Austria

Variations (7) for Cello and Piano on Mozart's "Bei Männern", WoO 46 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello), Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria

Variations (12) for Cello and Piano in F major on "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen", Op. 66 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello), Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1796; Vienna, Austria

Sonata for Cello and Piano no 1 in E minor, Op. 38 by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello), Rudolf Firkusny (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1862-1865; Austria

Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 99 by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello), Rudolf Firkusny (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1886; Austria

Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, M 8 by César Franck
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello), Jean Fonda (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1886; France

Sonata for Arpeggione in A minor, D 821 by Franz Schubert
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello), Jean Fonda (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1824; Vienna, Austria

Variations Concertantes for Cello and Piano, Op. 17 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello), Jean Fonda (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1829; Germany

Stücke (5) im Volkston for Cello and Piano, Op. 102 by Robert Schumann
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello), Jean Fonda (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1849; Germany

Phantasiestücke (3) for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 73 by Robert Schumann
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello), Jean Fonda (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1849; Germany

Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, B 160/Op. 65 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello), Jean Fonda (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1845-1846; Paris, France

Sonata for Cello and Harpsichord in E major by François Francoeur
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello), Lamar Crowson (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: France

Sonata in E Major for Cello and Piano: Adagio cantabile - Allegro vivo by François Francoeur
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello), Lamar Crowson (Piano)

Sonata for Cello in C Major: Tempo di minuetto by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello), Lamar Crowson (Piano)

Sonates progressives (6) for Violin and Piano: no 3 in D minor, J 101/Op. 10 no 3 - Rondo by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello), Lamar Crowson (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1810; Germany

Sonates progressives (6) for Violin and Piano: no 3 in D minor, J 101/Op. 10 no 3 - Larghetto by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello), Lamar Crowson (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1810; Germany

Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9: no 2 in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello), Lamar Crowson (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1830-1831; Poland

Golden Cockerel: Hymn to the sun by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello), Lamar Crowson (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1906-1907; Russia

Tale of Tsar Saltan: Suite, Op. 57 - Flight of the bumblebee by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello), Lamar Crowson (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1903; Russia

Adagio and Allegro for Horn/Cello and Piano in A flat major, Op. 70 by Robert Schumann
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello), Lamar Crowson (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1849; Germany

Ave Maria (Bach-Gounod) by Charles Gounod
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello), Lamar Crowson (Piano)

Morceaux (6) for Piano, Op. 51: No. 6, Valse sentimentale by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello), Lamar Crowson (Piano)

Sechs Lieder, Op. 86: Feldeinsamkeit by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello), Lamar Crowson (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877; Germany

Elfentanz (Dance of the Elves), for cello & piano, Op. 39 by David Popper
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello), Lamar Crowson (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1881; Austria

Rondo for Cello and Piano in G minor, Op. 94 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello), Lamar Crowson (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893; Bohemia

Le carnaval des animaux, R. 125: Le cygne "The Swan" by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello), Lamar Crowson (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1886; France

Fantasia on the G String by Niccolň Paganini
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello), Lamar Crowson (Piano)
Period: Romantic

Pezzo capriccioso for Cello and Orchestra in B minor, Op. 62 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello), Lamar Crowson (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1887; Russia

Suite for Cello solo no 4 in E flat major, BWV 1010 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany
Length: 25 Minutes 28 Secs.

Suite for Cello solo no 1 in G major, BWV 1007 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany
Length: 18 Minutes 45 Secs.

Suite for Cello solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1009 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany
Length: 23 Minutes 4 Secs.

Suite for Cello solo no 5 in C minor, BWV 1011 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany
Length: 24 Minutes 51 Secs.

Suite for Cello solo no 6 in D major, BWV 1012 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany
Length: 27 Minutes 3 Secs.

Suite for Cello solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1008 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany
Length: 19 Minutes 4 Secs.

Concerto for Cello no 2 in D major, Op. 101/H 7b no 2 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello)
Conductor: Karl Münchinger
Orchestra/Ensemble: Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1783; Eszterhazá, Hungary

Concerto for Cello in B minor, Op. 104/B 191 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello)
Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1894-1895; USA

Don Quixote, Op. 35 by Richard Strauss
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello)
Conductor: Clemens Krauss
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896-1897; Germany

Concerto for Cello in B flat major, G 482 by Luigi Boccherini
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello)
Conductor: Karl Münchinger
Orchestra/Ensemble: Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: ?1785

Sonata for Cello and Basso Continuo in E minor, Op. 14 no 5/RV 40 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello)
Conductor: Karl Münchinger
Orchestra/Ensemble: Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1740; Venice, Italy

Pičces en concert, for cello & string ensemble by François Couperin
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello)
Conductor: Karl Münchinger
Orchestra/Ensemble: Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra

Herzlich tut mich verlangen, BWV 727 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello), Ernest Lush (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1708-1717; ?Weimar, Germany

Baal Shem: Three Pictures of Chasidic Life: No. 2. Nigun by Ernest Bloch
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello), Ernest Lush (Piano)
Period: Modern
Written: 1923

Chanson Louis XIII & Pavane by François Couperin
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello), Ernest Lush (Piano)

Beau soir by Claude Debussy
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello), Ernest Lush (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: circa 1880; France

Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 80: Fileuse (Spinning Song) by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello), Ernest Lush (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1898; France

Preludes (3) for Piano: no 2 in C sharp minor, Andante con moto e poco rubatoby George Gershwin
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello), Ernest Lush (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1926; USA

Granadina by Joaquin Nin
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello), Ernest Lush (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: by 1923

Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 99 by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello), Wilhelm Backhaus (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1886; Austria

Sonata for Cello and Piano no 1 in E minor, Op. 38 by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello), Wilhelm Backhaus (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1862-1865; Austria

Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord no 1 in G major, BWV 1027 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello), Ernest Lush (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany

Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 99 by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello), Jean Fonda (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1886; Austria

Sonata for Cello and Piano no 1 in E minor, Op. 38 by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello), Jean Fonda (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1862-1865; Austria

Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in G major, Op. 78 by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello), Jean Fonda (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1878-1879; Austria

Sonata for Cello and Piano in A minor, Op. 36 by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Pierre Fournier (Cello), Jean Fonda (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1883; Norway



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