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Bach: 6 Suites for Solo Cello / Pierre Fournier


Release Date: 02/11/1997 
Label:  Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog #: 449711   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Pierre Fournier
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 19 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Fournier’s Apollonian performances, recorded December 1960, are wonderfully felt, wonderfully played, and have a matchless amplitude and beauty of tone. With his meditative yet confident approach, the French cellist opens up an emotional realm mere mortals have the good fortune to inhabit only on very rare occasions. He plays the low C at the end of the concluding Gigue of the C minor Suite as if it were the alpha and omega of all the music ever written for the cello, which in a way it is; such insights abound in this mid-priced set. The recording is gorgeous. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection Fournier’s Apollonian performances, recorded December 1960, are wonderfully felt, wonderfully played, and have a matchless amplitude and beauty of tone. With his meditative yet confident approach, the French cellist opens up an emotional realm mere mortals have the good fortune to inhabit only on very rare occasions. He plays the low C at the end of the concluding Gigue of the C minor Suite as if it were the alpha and omega of all the music ever written for the cello, which in a way it is; such insights abound in this mid-priced set. The recording is gorgeous. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
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. 
2.
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. 
3.
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. 
4.
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. 
5.
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. 
6.
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. 

Customer Reviews

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 Cello Bach May 5, 2020 By C. Ross (Carmel, CA) See All My Reviews "Fournier’s Bach suites recording are in a league of their own. Like many of his string playing contemporaries, his musical integrity/musicianship alone make it worth one’s time to sit, listen and marvel. There are so many incredibly excellent cellists nowadays but rarely as interesting to listen to as those who flourished between 1920’s up until passing of Shafran and Rostropovich, mainly for musical reasons. On a different note, any word on when my recent order would be completed?" Report Abuse
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