Many thanks to Jean-Luc for this pearl
One of Pierre Fournier’s great recordings – arguably the best recording of this Cello work.. The recording was made when Fournier was at his technical peak, and partnered by the keenly-insightful Friedrich Gulda. They make sublime music together! Fournier first paired with Schnabel and later with Kempf. I’ve seen reviews to the effect that the Fournier – Gulda and Fournier – Kempf partnerships have equal merit and receive equally high praise. — But while it makes sense that Fournier and Kempf should make a natural partnership in musical temperament and style of play, Gulda partnering with Fournier might appear to be a surprising collaboration!… Until you hear them engage in a profound and brilliant (technically) conversation.
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Pierre Fournier, Friedrich Gulda
Number of Discs: 1
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 1.87 GB
Friedrich Gulda, a ‘cerebral’ pianist with diabolic technique to burn, and abundant musical intelligence to boot, matches with the ethereally lyrical French cellist Pierre Fournier probably the first time in this recording.
The result is astonishingly outstanding.
The piano and cello balance out each other, complimenting each other, engage in intimate dialogue with each other in temperatures that are hot enough to set the listeners on fire, yet never too much to exasperate them.
And above all, the pairing of Fournier and Gulda here is also the pairing of the veteran and the newbie. Lively underpinnings with mellow overtones throughout. Simply listening that couldn’t be more pleasurable.
|Sonate Für Klavier Und Violoncello A-Dur Op.69|
|A1||1. Satz: Allegro, Ma Non Tanto|
|A2||2. Satz: Scherzo: Allegro Molto|
|A3||3. Satz: Adagio Cantabile – Allegro Vivace|
|Sonate Für Klavier Und Violoncello C-Dur Op.102 Nr.1|
|B1||1. Satz: Andante – Allegro Vivace|
|B2||2. Satz: Adagio – Tempo D’Andante – Allegro Vivace|
|B3||Sieben Variationen Über Das Duett “Bei Männern, Welche Liebe Fühlen” Von Mozart|
Analyzed folder: /192k LvB – Sonatas For Piano And Violoncello Op. 69 – Op. 102 – Fournier, Gulda
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR13 -1.81 dB -19.16 dB A1 LvB – Sonate Fuer Klavier Und Violoncello A-Dur Op.69 – Allegro, Ma Non Tanto.aif
DR12 -1.44 dB -18.87 dB A2 LvB – Sonate Fuer Klavier Und Violoncello A-Dur Op.69 – Scherzo- Allegro Molto.aif
DR13 -0.83 dB -20.02 dB A3 LvB – Sonate Fuer Klavier Und Violoncello A-Dur Op.69 – Adagio Cantabile – Allegro Vivace.aif
DR15 -1.77 dB -20.84 dB B1 LvB – Sonate Fuer Klavier Und Violoncello C-Dur Op.102 Nr.1 – Andante – Allegro Vivace.aif
DR15 -0.74 dB -20.81 dB B2 LvB – Sonate Fuer Klavier Und Violoncello C-Dur Op.102 Nr.1 – Adagio – Tempo D’Andante – Allegro Vivace.aif
DR13 -1.88 dB -19.29 dB B3 Sieben Variationen Ueber Das Duett ‘Bei Maennern, Welche Liebe Fuehlen’ Von Mozart.aif
Number of files: 6
Official DR value: DR14
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