BACH 6 Cello Suites / Fournier

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

6 Suites for Solo Violoncello
BWV 1007-1012
Pierre Fournier
Int. Release 01 Jul. 1996
2 CDs
The Originals
ARCHIV Produktion


Track List

CD 1: Bach: Cello Suites BWV 1007, 1008 & 1009

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Suite for Cello Solo No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007

1.
2:50

2.
4:18

3.
2:45

4.
3:21

5.
3:28

6.
2:03

Suite For Cello Solo No.2 In D Minor, BWV 1008

7.
3:26

8.
3:26

9.
2:06

10.
4:18

11.
3:17

12.
2:31

Suite For Cello Solo No.3 In C Major, BWV 1009

13.
3:43

14.
3:59

15.
3:11

16.
5:00

17.
3:55

18.
3:16

Pierre Fournier

Total Playing Time: 1:00:53

CD 2: Bach: Cello Suites BWV 1010, 1011& 1012

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

1.
4:16

2.
4:32

3.
3:46

4.
5:07

6.
2:41

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

7.
7:01

8.
4:35

9.
2:06

10.
3:29

11.
5:05

12.
2:35

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

13.
5:01

14.
5:43

15.
3:49

16.
3:47

17.
4:38

18.
4:05

Pierre Fournier

Total Playing Time: 1:17:22

. . . [this recording] was classic when it came out, and remains so to this date.

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.