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Pierre Fournier & Friedrich Gulda — Complete works for cello & piano

Beethoven: Complete Works for Cello and Piano
Recorded at Vienna’s Musikverein in 1959, this timeless recording comes from two of the masters of Beethoven. The pair first worked together in 1953 when Gulda performed the 5 Piano Concertos in Vienna. To spread out the program both Gulda and Fournier were to perform the Complete Works for Cello and Piano in-between each concerto. In rehearsals, Gulda famously turned to Fournier and stated, “Very beautiful, but very French.” to which Fournier replied, “For Schnabel and Kempff it did not sound Gallic.”