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Les Introuvables de Pierre Fournier
Franz Joseph Haydn, Robert Schumann, Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky
Les Introuvables de Pierre Fournier
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Special Interest, Classical
 
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Fantastic Fournier
Michael B. Richman | Portland, Maine USA | 02/15/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"On this 4CD EMI Import, the great cellist Pierre Fournier performs a variety of orchestral and chamber recordings, recorded primarily in mono from the 1940s and early 50s. There are three orchestral works -- Haydn's 2nd Concerto (Kubelik/Philharmonia, 1951), Schumann's Concerto (Sargent/Philharmonia, 1956 in stereo), and Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations (Bigot/Lamoureux, 1941). Disc two, and half of disc three, contain Beethoven Cello Sonatas with the great Artur Schnabel, while the fourth disc features a variety of pieces, from Bach and Boccherini to Debussy and Ravel, with pianist Gerald Moore. I'm withholding a fifth star because the collection contains mostly historical recordings, though it certainly captures one of history's greatest cellists in his prime. With that being said, "Les Introuvables de Pierre Fournier" is a must buy for cello entusiasts."