HD-Vinyl 24/192 (DGG) Ludwig van Beethoven – Sonatas For Piano And Cello Op. 69 and 102 (Fournier/Gulda)

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
Vinyl 1960
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 1.87 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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



Ripping Info


A few words about the way i’ve been cleaning vinyl records and post-processing rips, since summer 2017: After washing and recording the vinyl, I use a kind of mixed cleaning of the rip, which consists of mostly manual rather than automatic de-clicking, (the latter only on unimportant passages, such as end of the groove, beginning and end of the songs, applause, speaking). I often leave the rips almost rough, de-clicking only the silences between the tracks. Never de-noising or/and EQ, as unfortunately some do. I prefer to hear a bit of quiet noises of the clean groove, that contain something of the music, rather than generate clinically clean files that may, eventually, sound a bit dead. If you do not agree, do not download my rips and buy instead digital files or CDs.
When I listen to music I “don’t hear” any noise: I enjoy the music 😀
I do not make rips for headphones!

  • Software: iZotope RX 5 Advanced, Adobe Audition CS 5.5, Twisted Wave 1.18
  • Very careful de-clicking with iZotope, significant clicks manually removed, never de-noising
  • DR-Analisys
  • Wave 32/192(32/384) —> Flac 24/96 & 24/192: Twisted Wave 1.18
  • Artwork: Sony Alpha 350, Epson Perfection V750 Pro, Photoshop CS 5.5



13 thoughts on “HD-Vinyl 24/192 (DGG) Ludwig van Beethoven – Sonatas For Piano And Cello Op. 69 and 102 (Fournier/Gulda)”

  1. It’s good to see that you are ‘re-conjuring’ the ‘disappeared’ music.
    Thank you very much for that.
    I’m curious how the cello sounds!
    Warm greeting from Amadeus48

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