PIERRE FOURNIER EDITION

PIERRE FOURNIER EDITION
Complete Recordings on Deutsche
Grammophon, Decca & Philips

Int. Release 20 Jan. 2017
25 CDs
0289 479 6909 9


Track List

CD 1: Lalo: Cello Concerto In D Minor / Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto No. 1 In A Minor Op.33 / Bruch: Kol Nidrei Op.47

Edouard Victor Antoine Lalo (1823 - 1892)
Cello Concerto In D Minor

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921)
Cello Concerto No.1 In A Minor, Op.33

Max Bruch (1838 - 1920)
Pierre Fournier, Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux, Jean Martinon

Ernest Bloch (1880 - 1959)
8.
0:00
21:56

Pierre Fournier, Berliner Philharmoniker, Alfred Wallenstein

Total Playing Time 1:18:50

CD 2: Beethoven: Triple Concerto In C Major, Op.56

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Concerto in C Major for Piano, Violin & Cello, Op.56

Géza Anda, Wolfgang Schneiderhan, Pierre Fournier, Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Ferenc Fricsay

Total Playing Time 36:56

CD 3: R.Strauss: Don Quixote, Op.35

Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949)
Don Quixote, Op. 35, TrV 184

Pierre Fournier, Giusto Cappone, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Total Playing Time 44:14

CD 4: Dvorák: Cello Concerto In B Minor, Op.104 / Elgar: Cello Concerto In E Minor, Op.85

Antonín Dvorák (1841 - 1904)
Cello Concerto in B minor, Op.104, B.191

Pierre Fournier, Berliner Philharmoniker, George Szell

Edward Elgar (1857 - 1934)
Cello Concerto in E minor, Op.85

Pierre Fournier, Berliner Philharmoniker, Alfred Wallenstein

Total Playing Time 1:04:35

CD 5: Vivaldi: Concerto For Cello, Strings And Continuo In E Minor / Couperin: Pièces en Concert / Bach: Cello Concerto In A Major, Wq 172 / Boccherini: Cello Concerto In B Flat Major

Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741)
Sonata For Cello And Continuo In E Minor, R.40

Arr. by Paul Bazelaire

Arr. by Vincent d'Indy

Arr. by Paul Bazelaire

4.
0:00
2:01

François Couperin (1668 - 1733)
Pièces En Concert For Cello & Strings

Arr. Paul Bazelaire

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714 - 1788)
Cello Concerto in A major, Wq172

11.
0:00
9:26

Luigi Boccherini (1743 - 1805)
Cello Concerto In B-Flat Major, G.482

Arr. by Ms. Grützmacher

Pierre Fournier, Festival Strings Lucerne, Rudolf Baumgartner

Total Playing Time 1:10:50

CD 6: Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 1 In C Major / Cello Concerto No.2 In D Major / Stravinsky: Suite Italienne

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
Cello Concerto In C Major, Hob.VIIb:1

Cello Concerto In D Major, Hob.VIIb:2

Pierre Fournier, Festival Strings Lucerne, Rudolf Baumgartner

Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)
Suite Italienne from "Pulcinella"

9.
0:00
5:12

Pierre Fournier, Ernest Lush

Total Playing Time 1:11:37

CD 7: Beethoven: The Piano Trios

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Piano Trio No.1 In E Flat, Op.1 No.1

Piano Trio No.2 In G, Op.1 No.2

Wilhelm Kempff, Henryk Szeryng, Pierre Fournier

Total Playing Time 1:07:26

CD 8: Beethoven: The Piano Trios

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Piano Trio No.3 in C Minor, Op.1, No.3

Piano Trio No.6 in E Flat, Op.70, No.2

Wilhelm Kempff, Henryk Szeryng, Pierre Fournier

Total Playing Time 1:04:40

CD 9: Beethoven: The Piano Trios

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Piano Trio No.5 In D, Op.70 No.1 - "Geistertrio"

Piano Trio No.7 in B Flat, Op.97 "Archduke"

Wilhelm Kempff, Henryk Szeryng, Pierre Fournier

Total Playing Time 1:10:44

CD 10: Beethoven: The Piano Trios

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Trio WoO 39 In B Major For Piano, Violin And Violoncello

Trio WoO 38 In E Flat Major For Piano, Violin And Violoncello

Piano Trio No.10 in E flat, Op.44, 14 Variations on theme by Dittersdorf

Wilhelm Kempff, Henryk Szeryng, Pierre Fournier

Piano Trio No.4 in B Flat for Clarinet (Or Violin), Piano & Cello, Op. 11 - "Gassenhauer-Trio"

8.
5:09

Wilhelm Kempff, Karl Leister, Pierre Fournier

Total Playing Time 1:16:46

CD 11: Beethoven: The Complete Music For Cello And Piano

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Sonata For Cello And Piano No.1 In F, Op.5 No.1

Sonata For Cello And Piano No.2 In G Minor, Op.5 No.2

Sonata For Cello And Piano No.3 In A, Op.69

Pierre Fournier, Friedrich Gulda

Total Playing Time 1:09:40

CD 12: Beethoven: The Complete Music For Cello And Piano

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Sonata For Cello And Piano No.4 In C, Op.102 No.1

Sonata For Cello And Piano No.5 In D, Op.102 No.2

12 Variations On "See the conquering hero comes" For Cello And Piano, WoO 45

7 Variations On "Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen", For Cello And Piano, WoO 46

12 Variations On "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen" For Cello And Piano, Op. 66

Pierre Fournier, Friedrich Gulda

Total Playing Time 1:08:17

CD 13: Beethoven: The Complete Music For Cello And Piano

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Sonata For Piano And Violoncello Op.5, No.1 In F Major

Sonata For Piano And Violoncello Op.5, No.2 In G Minor

Sonata For Cello And Piano No.3 In A, Op.69

Pierre Fournier, Wilhelm Kempff

Total Playing Time 1:05:06

CD 14: Beethoven: The Complete Music For Cello And Piano

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Sonata For Cello And Piano No.4 In C, Op.102 No.1

Sonata For Cello And Piano No.5 In D, Op.102 No.2

12 Variations On "See the conquering hero comes" For Cello And Piano, WoO 45

7 Variations On "Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen", For Cello And Piano, WoO 46

12 Variations On "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen" For Cello And Piano, Op. 66

Pierre Fournier, Wilhelm Kempff

Total Playing Time 1:07:13

CD 15: Brahms: Cello Sonata No.1 In E Minor, Op.38 / Brahms: Cello Sonata No.2 In F Major, Op. 99 / Franck: Cello Sonata In A Major

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Sonata For Cello And Piano No.1 In E Minor, Op.38

Sonata For Cello And Piano No.2 In F, Op.99

Pierre Fournier, Rudolf Firkusny

César Franck (1822 - 1890)
Sonata In A Major For Violin & Piano, FWV 8

Transcription for Cello and Piano

Pierre Fournier, Jean Fonda

Total Playing Time 1:15:11

CD 16: Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata In A Minor, D 821a / Schumann: Fantasiestücke Op.73 / Schumann: 5 Stücke Im Volkston Op.102 / Chopin: Cello Sonata

Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
Sonata For Arpeggione And Piano In A Minor, D. 821

Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847)
Variations Concertantes, Op.17, MWV Q19

Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
Fantasiestücke, Op.73

5 Stücke Im Volkston, Op.102

Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849)
Sonata In G Minor For Cello & Piano, Op.65

15.
0:00
3:52

Pierre Fournier, Jean Fonda

Total Playing Time 1:19:14

CD 17: Francoeur: Cello Sonata In E Major / Tchaikovsky: Valse Sentimentale Op.51/6 / Tchaikovsky: Pezzo Capriccioso Op.62

François Francoeur (1698 - 1787)
Sonata In E Major

arr. A. Trowell

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
Sonata In C Major (After Sonata No.3 For Violin And Continuo)

Arr. Piatti

Carl Maria von Weber (1786 - 1826)
Six Sonatas For Violin & Piano, Op.10

Arr. Fritz Kreisler

Sonata No.3 in D minor

arr. Gregor Piatigorsky for cello and piano

Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849)
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844 - 1908)
The Golden Cockerel

arr. Fritz Kreisler

Act One - King Dodon's throne room

The Tale Of Tsar Saltan

Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
Adagio And Allegro In A Flat Major, Op. 70

Charles Gounod (1818 - 1893), Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
David Popper (1843 - 1913)
Antonín Dvorák (1841 - 1904)
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921)
Le carnaval des animaux, R. 125

14.
0:00
2:49

Niccolò Paganini (1782 - 1840)
Fantasia on the G string (after Rossini's "Mose in Egitto")

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Pierre Fournier, Lamar Crowson

Total Playing Time 1:05:37

CD 18: Bach: The 6 Cello Suites

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Suite For Cello Solo No.1 In G Major, BWV 1007

Suite For Cello Solo No.2 In D Minor, BWV 1008

12.
0:00
2:31

Suite For Cello Solo No.3 In C Major, BWV 1009

18.
0:00
3:16

Pierre Fournier

Total Playing Time 1:00:53

CD 19: Bach: The 6 Cello Suites

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Suite For Cello Solo No.4 In E Flat, BWV 1010

Suite For Cello Solo No.5 In C Minor, BWV 1011

12.
0:00
2:35

Suite For Cello Solo No.6 In D Major, BWV 1012

18.
0:00
4:05

Pierre Fournier

Total Playing Time 1:17:22

CD 20: Haydn: Cello Concerto In D Major, Hob VIIb/2 / Dvorak: Cello Concerto In B Minor, Op.104

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
Cello Concerto In D Major, Hob.VIIb:2

2.
5:40

Pierre Fournier, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Karl Münchinger

Antonín Dvorák (1841 - 1904)
Cello Concerto in B minor, Op.104, B.191

4.
14:29

Pierre Fournier, Wiener Philharmoniker, Rafael Kubelik

Total Playing Time 1:04:15

CD 21: R. Strauss: Don Quixote, Op.35

Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949)
Don Quixote, Op. 35, TrV 184

Pierre Fournier, Ernst Morawec, Wiener Philharmoniker, Clemens Krauss

Total Playing Time 42:01

CD 22: Boccherini: Cellokonzert B-Dur / Vivaldi: Concerto In E Minor, RV 40 / Couperin: Pièces en concert / Bach: Herzlich tut mich verlangen, BWV 727 / Bloch: Nigun / Kreisler: Chanson Louis XIII et Pavane / Debussy : Beau Soir / Fauré: Fileuse, Op.80/2

Luigi Boccherini (1743 - 1805)
Cello Concerto In B Flat, G.482

Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741)
Cello Concerto in E Minor, RV40 (Arr. from Cello Sonata)

4.
3:29

Cello Concerto in E Minor, RV40 (Arr. from Cello Sonata)

5.
3:16

Cello Concerto in E Minor, RV40 (Arr. from Cello Sonata)

Cello Concerto in E Minor, RV40 (Arr. from Cello Sonata)

7.
2:04

François Couperin (1668 - 1733)
Pièces En Concert For Cello & Strings

8.
2:25

9.
1:54

10.
1:27

11.
4:15

12.
1:43

Pierre Fournier, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Karl Münchinger

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Herzlich tut mich verlangen, BWV 727

Ernest Bloch (1880 - 1959)
Baal Shem - Three Pictures Of Hassidic Life

François Couperin (1668 - 1733)
Chanson Louis XIII & Pavane

15.
3:37

Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)
Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924)
17.
2:32

George Gershwin (1898 - 1937)
3 Preludes

transcr. Fournier

Joaquin Nin (1879 - 1949)
Pierre Fournier, Ernest Lush

Total Playing Time 1:09:34

CD 23: Brahms: Sonata For Cello And Piano No.1 In E Minor, Op.38; Sonata For Cello And Piano No.2 In F, Op.99 / J.S. Bach: Sonata For Viola Da Gamba And Harpsichord No.1 In G, BWV 1027 - Arr. For Cello & Piano

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Sonata For Cello And Piano No.1 In E Minor, Op.38

Sonata For Cello And Piano No.2 In F, Op.99

Pierre Fournier, Wilhelm Backhaus

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Sonata No.1 In G Major For Viola Da Gamba & Harpsichord, BWV 1027

Arr. for Cello & Piano

8.
4:15

10.
3:11

Pierre Fournier, Ernest Lush

Total Playing Time 58:47

CD 24: Brahms: Sonata For Cello And Piano No.1 In E Minor, Op.38; Sonata For Cello And Piano No.2 In F, Op.99

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Sonata For Cello And Piano No.1 In E Minor, Op.38

Sonata For Cello And Piano No.2 In F, Op.99

Pierre Fournier, Jean Fonda

Total Playing Time 51:10

CD 25: Brahms: Cello Sonata For Violin And Piano No.1 In G, Op.78 - Arranged As Sonata In D For Cello & Piano / Grieg: Sonata For Cello And Piano In A Minor, Op.36

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Sonata For Violin & Piano No.1 in G, Op.78

Arranged as Sonata in D for cello & piano

2.
8:49

Edvard Grieg (1843 - 1907)
Sonata For Cello And Piano In A Minor, Op.36

6.
12:52

Pierre Fournier, Jean Fonda

Total Playing Time 56:25

. . . a wonderful opportunity to acquire almost the entire popular cello repertoire superbly played in good sound . . . the conductors were the finest available when the recordings were made . . . So too with the orchestras . . . The most celebrated chamber music for cello can also be found in this wonderful collection . . . Here again Fournier's partners are themselves all great artists. For instance, Wilhelm Kempff, arguably the greatest of all 20th century Beethoven pianists in the sonatas, the trios and the Triple Concerto . . . Everyone will get something from the great music making here.

Elegant playing throughout.

. . . a grand 25-disc affair . . . The performances are rich and sumptuous, the Elgar Concerto with the Berlin Phil under George Szell given a muscular performance.

. . . [Fournier] was a thorough musician who had divine taste and sensibilities for a broad repertoire . . . Many collectors will own some of these performances but certainly not all . . . There is such a wealth of music here that just about any appropriate composer that comes to mind is heard . . . Anyone interested in the cello will think they've died and gone to heaven . . .

. . . [in many ways this collection is] interesting as a source of the conductors with whom Fournier recorded . . . [Fournier] was thoroughly in touch with the visceral qualities of Antonin Dvorák's Opus 104 cello concerto in both of the recordings in this collection . . . Here I must confess personally that I cannot get enough of Kubelik, and his chemistry with Fournier was thoroughly engaging. At the same time Szell turned out to be quite a surprise . . . The combination of Fournier and Vienna seems to have brought out the best in Szell, and this is definitely a recording I am likely to revisit.

. . . there is a consistency of deeply-felt spirit behind even the "encore selections" in this collection. That makes for an abundance of highly satisfying listening experiences that cuts across both the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. There is much to be gained from taking in the full scope of those experiences.

. . . [Musizieren] auf allerhöchstem Niveau . . .

. . . le sommet est très certainement atteint avec l'intégrale des Trios pour piano, violon et violoncelle de Beethoven qui réunit cette équipe de rêve Wilhelm Kempff -- Henryk Szeryng -- Pierre Fournier, à notre sens jamais égalée, ni même approchée . . . Quant aux Suites pour violoncelle solo de Bach, après 56 ans elles n'ont pris aucune ride et restent toujours la référence, indépendamment de toute considération d'authenticité baroqueuse . . . Un musicien à la sonorité constamment riche et pure, à la fine intuition musicale et la sensibilité raffinée alliée à une dignité naturelle, à l'absolu respect de l'esprit et du style de ce qu'il interprète, tous ces superlatifs, amplement mérités, caractérisent l'art infaillible de Pierre Fournier, il reste bel et bien "l'Aristocrate des Violoncellistes".

. . . les collectionneurs retrouveront avec plaisir les pochettes originales . . . dans un boitier élégant et classique . . . [la boite] démontrent une franche continuité de l'inspiration . . . [partout] cette métrique exemplaire comme cette esthétique très "cadrée", sans goût prononcé pour la fantaisie . . . son empreinte est résolument antidémonstrative. . . . on retrouvera Fournier dans des concertos qu'il domine majestueusement (Elgar, Lalo, Saint-Saens). J'avoue un faible pour un récital enregistré en compagnie de son fils Jean Fonda, avec une Arpeggione d'une grande pureté, un florilège Schumann où le violoncelliste se libère, et son unique gravure, pleine de noblesse, de la sonate de Chopin . . . Un ensemble sérieux et solide . . .