BACH Cello Suites / Fournier

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

Cello Suites
Pierre Fournier
Int. Release 10 Feb. 2017
3 LPs
0289 479 6963 1


Track List

LP 1 / Side 1: J.S. Bach: Cello Suites BWV 1007 & BWV 1008

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

Pierre Fournier

Total Playing Time 18:48

LP 1 / Side 2: J.S. Bach: Cello Suites BWV 1007 & BWV 1008

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Suite For Cello Solo No.2 In D Minor, BWV 1008

Pierre Fournier

Total Playing Time 19:07

LP 2 / Side 1: J.S. Bach: Cello Suites BWV 1009 & BWV 1010

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Suite For Cello Solo No.3 In C Major, BWV 1009

Pierre Fournier

Total Playing Time 23:04

LP 2 / Side 2: J.S. Bach: Cello Suites BWV 1009 & BWV 1010

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

Pierre Fournier

Total Playing Time 25:30

LP 3 / Side 1: J.S. Bach: Cello Suites BWV 1011 & BWV 1012

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Suite For Cello Solo No.5 In C Minor, BWV 1011

Pierre Fournier

Total Playing Time 24:53

LP 3 / Side 2: J.S. Bach: Cello Suites BWV 1011 & BWV 1012

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Suite For Cello Solo No.6 In D Major, BWV 1012

Pierre Fournier

Total Playing Time 27:03

. . . [this recording] was classic when it came out, and remains so to this date.

Fournier's rendition of the Cello Suites displays more aristocratic, more 'refined' playing than Casals's, but it's equally dedicated. It's also recorded with a fullness of tone which still makes the instrument sound almost alarmingly present.

Fournier is splendidly assured in technique and warm in tone throughout, and is excellently recorded . . . Fournier leans and breathes his way around the notes, always flexibly responsive . . . the warmth in Fournier's playing is so generous . . . [Fournier brings a kind of intensity] to virtually every note -- a glow that's almost palpable . . . [in the Third Suite, Fournier] employs expressive inflections, shifting grades of dynamic and pulse that sway as the music proceeds . . . taking in the exquisite tiny detail . . . They create a warm sense of familiarity between the listener and the music . . . that is not only what Fournier does but is also the reason it has stood the test of time.

Pierre Fournier allie élégance et intensité dans des Suites subtilement lyriques.