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Les Introuvables de Pierre Fournier

Fournier,Pierre
Release Date: 01/13/2008 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 569708   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Franz Joseph HaydnRobert SchumannPeter Ilyich TchaikovskyLudwig van Beethoven,   ... 
Performer:  Pierre FournierBabeth LéonetArtur SchnabelJean Hubeau,   ... 
Conductor:  Rafael KubelikSir Malcolm SargentEugène Bigot
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Mono & Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Pierre Fournier and Artur Schnabel recorded Beethoven's five cello sonatas in 1947 and 1948, although only the last three were issued at that time. The other two first appeared in the late 1970s when EMI released the cycle on LP... relaxed mastery and supple interplay... Fournier's sweet tone and sustained phrasing in the slow movements stand out to the same extent exhibited in his DG remakes with Gulda a decade later, but less so than his live 1965 Beethoven collaborations with Kempff, also on DG. Schnabel's pearl-shaped embellishments and exquisitely timed runs highlight Op. 69's finale, together with an effortless transition from the Adagio cantabile's last breath to the uplifting Allegro Vivace. The great fugue closing Op. 102 No. 2 Read more moves with impressive, unpressured drive as Schnabel and Fournier toss the knotty counterpoint back and forth like two old friends engaged in meaningful conversation.

-- Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com [5/14/2001, reviewing Beethoven Sonatas 3-5, Pearl 125]

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The successor to Casals in the legendary trio with Thibaud and Cortot, Fournier made many notable chamber-music recordings including cycles of the Beethoven cello sonatas with Schnabel and Kempff, and two recordings of the Brahms sonatas with Firkusny and Kempff. A noted interpreter of the Dvorák Cello Concerto and Richard Strauss's Don Quixote (which he recorded with both Clemens Krauss and Herbert von Karajan), Fournier was an enthusiastic advocate of modern music—playing in the first (private) performance of Fauré's String Quartet (1925). Amongst the fine modern works for cello written for him are the concertos of Frank Martin and Bohuslav Martinu and the Cello Sonata by Francis Poulenc. He was also the soloist in the first performance of the Roussel Cello Sonata.

-- Gramophone [3/1986]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Cello no 2 in D major, Op. 101/H 7b no 2 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Pierre Fournier (Cello)
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 05/1951 
Venue:  No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road 
Length: 24 Minutes 41 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for Cello in A minor, Op. 129 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Pierre Fournier (Cello)
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/15/1956 
Venue:  London, Kingsway Hall 
Length: 25 Minutes 19 Secs. 
3.
Phantasiestücke (3) for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 73 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Babeth Léonet (Piano), Pierre Fournier (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/24/1946 
Venue:  Paris, Studio Pelouze 
Length: 11 Minutes 18 Secs. 
4.
Variations for Cello and Orchestra on a Rococo theme, Op. 33 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Pierre Fournier (Cello)
Conductor:  Eugène Bigot
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Russia 
Date of Recording: 06/10/1941 
Venue:  Paris, studio Albert 
Length: 16 Minutes 16 Secs. 
5.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 1 in F major, Op. 5 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Artur Schnabel (Piano), Pierre Fournier (Cello)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/23/1948 
Venue:  London, No. 3 Studio, Abbey Road 
Length: 20 Minutes 20 Secs. 
6.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 5 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Artur Schnabel (Piano), Pierre Fournier (Cello)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/24/1948 
Venue:  London, No. 3Studio, Abbey Road 
Length: 14 Minutes 23 Secs. 
7.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 3 in A major, Op. 69 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Pierre Fournier (Cello), Artur Schnabel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1947 
Venue:  London, No. 3 Studio, Abbey Road 
Length: 24 Minutes 5 Secs. 
8.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 4 in C major, Op. 102 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Pierre Fournier (Cello), Artur Schnabel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1947 
Venue:  London, No. 3 Studio, Abbey Road 
Length: 14 Minutes 56 Secs. 
9.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 5 in D major, Op. 102 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Pierre Fournier (Cello), Artur Schnabel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1948 
Venue:  London, No. 3 Studio, Abbey Road 
Length: 20 Minutes 28 Secs. 
10.
Sonata for Arpeggione in A minor, D 821 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Pierre Fournier (Cello), Jean Hubeau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1937 
Venue:  Paris, Studio Pelouze 
Length: 17 Minutes 6 Secs. 
11.
Pieces (12) for Piano 4 hands, Op. 85: Abendlied by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Pierre Fournier (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/03/1942 
Venue:  Paris, Studio Pelouze 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
12.
Songs (6), Op. 86: no 2, Feldeinsamkeit by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Pierre Fournier (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1877-79; Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/30/1942 
Venue:  Paris, Studio Pelouze 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
13.
Romance for Cello and Piano, Op. 69 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Tasso Janopoulo (Piano), Pierre Fournier (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
Date of Recording: 09/24/1946 
Venue:  Paris, Studio Pelouze 
Length: 3 Minutes 52 Secs. 
14.
Shylock Suite, Op. 57: no 3, Nocturne by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Tasso Janopoulo (Piano), Pierre Fournier (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; France 
Date of Recording: 09/20/1943 
Venue:  Paris, Studio Pelouze 
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs. 
15.
Mavra: Russian Song by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Tasso Janopoulo (Piano), Pierre Fournier (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 09/24/1943 
Venue:  Paris, Studio Pelouze 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
16.
Deux Morceaux pour violon et piano: Nocturne by Lili Boulanger
Performer:  Pierre Fournier (Cello), Ernest Lush (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 06/06/1951 
Venue:  London, No. 3 Studio, Abbey Road 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
17.
Melodies (2) for Piano, Op. 3: no 1 in F major by Anton Rubinstein
Performer:  Pierre Fournier (Cello), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1852; Russia 
Date of Recording: 09/13/1946 
Venue:  London, No. 3 Studio, Abbey Road 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
18.
Introduction and Polonaise for Cello and Piano in C major, Op. 3 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Gerald Moore (Piano), Pierre Fournier (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1830; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1957 
Venue:  London, No. 3 Studio, Abbey Road 
Length: 9 Minutes 14 Secs. 
19.
Song without words for Cello and Piano in D major, Op. 109 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Pierre Fournier (Cello), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Written: 1845 
Venue:  London, No. 3 Studio, Abbey Road 
Length: 4 Minutes 4 Secs. 
20.
Golden Cockerel: Hymn to the sun by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Pierre Fournier (Cello), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906-1907; Russia 
Venue:  London, No. 3 Studio, Abbey Road 
Length: 4 Minutes 36 Secs. 
21.
Tale of Tsar Saltan: Suite, Op. 57 - Flight of the bumblebee by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Pierre Fournier (Cello), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903; Russia 
Venue:  London, No. 3 Studio, Abbey Road 
Length: 1 Minutes 14 Secs. 
22.
Carnival of the animals: no 13, The swan by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Pierre Fournier (Cello), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
Venue:  London, No. 3 Studio, Abbey Road 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
23.
Berceuse for Violin and Piano in D major, Op. 16 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Pierre Fournier (Cello), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878-1879; France 
Venue:  London, No. 3 Studio, Abbey Road 
Length: 3 Minutes 58 Secs. 
24.
Tonadillas en un estilo antiguo: no 9c, La maja dolorosa III "De aquel majo amante" by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Pierre Fournier (Cello), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910-1911; Spain 
Venue:  London, No. 3 Studio, Abbey Road 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
25.
Goyescas: Intermezzo by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Pierre Fournier (Cello), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1914-1916; Spain 
Venue:  London, No. 3 Studio, Abbey Road 
Length: 4 Minutes 50 Secs. 
26.
La Gitana by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Pierre Fournier (Cello), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
Venue:  London, No. 3 Studio, Abbey Road 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
27.
Papillon for Cello and Piano in A major, Op. 77 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Pierre Fournier (Cello), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; France 
Venue:  London, No. 3 Studio, Abbey Road 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
28.
Sicilienne for Cello and Piano, Op. 78 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Pierre Fournier (Cello), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; France 
Venue:  London, No. 3 Studio, Abbey Road 
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
29.
L'enfant prodigue: Prélude by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Pierre Fournier (Cello), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1884/1908; France 
Venue:  London, No. 3 Studio, Abbey Road 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
30.
Pièce en forme de Habañera by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Pierre Fournier (Cello), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907; France 
Venue:  London, No. 3 Studio, Abbey Road 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
31.
Mélodies hébraïques (2): no 1, Kaddisch by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Pierre Fournier (Cello), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1919; France 
Venue:  London, No. 3 Studio, Abbey Road 
Length: 5 Minutes 12 Secs. 
32.
Orgelbüchlein: O Mensch, bewein' dein' Sünde gross, BWV 622 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Pierre Fournier (Cello), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1714-1717; Weimar, Germany 
Venue:  London, No. 3 Studio, Abbey Road 
Length: 4 Minutes 25 Secs. 
33.
Herzlich tut mich verlangen, BWV 727 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Pierre Fournier (Cello), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; ?Weimar, Germany 
Venue:  London, No. 3 Studio, Abbey Road 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
34.
Orgelbüchlein: Ich ruf'zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Pierre Fournier (Cello), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1713-1717; Weimar, Germany 
Venue:  London, No. 3 Studio, Abbey Road 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
35.
Orgelbüchlein: Nun komm'der Heiden Heiland, BWV 599 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Pierre Fournier (Cello), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1713-1717; Weimar, Germany 
Venue:  London, No. 3 Studio, Abbey Road 
Length: 5 Minutes 11 Secs. 
36.
Sonata for Cello and Basso Continuo in C major, G 6: Adagio and Allegro by Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  Pierre Fournier (Cello), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Venue:  London, No. 3 Studio, Abbey Road 
Length: 8 Minutes 24 Secs. 

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