BACH 6 Suites for Violoncello Fournier

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

6 Suiten für Violoncello solo
6 Suites for Solo Violoncello
BWV 1007-1012
Pierre Fournier
Int. Release 03 Sep. 2007
2 CDs / Download
0289 477 6724 4
ARCHIV al fresco


Track List

CD 1: Bach, J.S.: The 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 2: Bach, J.S.: The Cello Suites

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

Suite for Solo Cello No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011

12.
0:00
2:35

Suite for Solo Cello No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012

18.
0:00
4:05

Pierre Fournier

Total Playing Time 1:17:22

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.