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J.S. Bach: 6 suites for Violoncello, BWV 1007-1012

Pierre Fournier

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Suite For Cello Solo No.1 In G Major, BWV 1007  
1
1. Prélude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre Fournier
2:49
2
2. Allemande
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre Fournier
4:18
3
3. Courante
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre Fournier
2:45
4
4. Sarabande
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre Fournier
3:21
5
5. Menuet I-II
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre Fournier
3:28
6
6. Gigue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre Fournier
2:15
Suite For Cello Solo No.2 In D Minor, BWV 1008  
7
1. Prélude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre Fournier
3:26
8
2. Allemande
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre Fournier
3:26
9
3. Courante
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre Fournier
2:06
10
4. Sarabande
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre Fournier
4:19
11
5. Menuet I-II
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre Fournier
3:17
12
6. Gigue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre Fournier
2:44
Suite For Cello Solo No.3 In C Major, BWV 1009  
13
1. Prélude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre Fournier
3:43
14
2. Allemande
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre Fournier
4:00
15
3. Courante
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre Fournier
3:11
16
4. Sarabande
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre Fournier
5:01
17
5. Bourrée I-II
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre Fournier
3:55
18
6. Gigue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre Fournier
3:26
Suite For Cello Solo No.4 In E Flat Major, BWV 1010  
19
1. Prélude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre Fournier
4:15
20
2. Allemande
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre Fournier
4:32
21
3. Courante
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre Fournier
3:46
22
4. Sarabande
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre Fournier
5:08
23
5. Bourrée I-II
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre Fournier
5:07
24
6. Gigue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre Fournier
2:53
Suite For Cello Solo No.5 In C Minor, BWV 1011  
25
1. Prélude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre Fournier
7:00
26
2. Allemande
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre Fournier
4:35
27
3. Courante
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre Fournier
2:06
28
4. Sarabande
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre Fournier
3:29
29
5. Gavotte I-II
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre Fournier
5:05
30
6. Gigue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre Fournier
2:47
Suite For Cello Solo No.6 In D Major, BWV 1012  
31
1. Prélude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre Fournier
5:01
32
2. Allemande
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre Fournier
5:44
33
3. Courante
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre Fournier
3:49
34
4. Sarabande
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre Fournier
3:47
35
5. Gavotte I-II
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre Fournier
4:39
36
6. Gigue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre Fournier
4:05
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    2:19:18
"... classic when it came out and remains so to this date."
- The Telegraph

"Fournier’s Apollonian performances ... are wonderfully felt, wonderfully played and have a matchless amplitude and beauty of tone. With his meditative yet confident approach, the French cellist opens up an emotional realm mere mortals have the good fortune to inhabit only on very rare occasions ... the recording is gorgeous."
- The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection

"... (Fournier) could be brilliant in execution: his technique was second to none, as he proves throughout this set, profound in utterance, aristocratic in poise and wonderfully coherent in his understanding of Bach’s articulation and phrases ... above all, his Bach playing is crowned with an eloquence, a lyricism and a grasp of the music’s formal and stylistic content which will not easily be matched. Fine recorded sound and strongly commended on virtually all counts."
- Gramophone

These vintage performances, recorded by French cellist Pierre Fournier in December 1960, are still considered by many critics as the reference versions of these Bach suites for solo cello, lavishly praised over the years for both the interpretations and the quality of the recording.
192 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Deutsche Grammophon Studio Masters

This album is a high-resolution digital transfer of material originating from an analogue recording. It may be limited in bandwidth and dynamic range by the technology available at the time of its original creation, and is offered as a documentation of a historical release.

Executive Producer: Prof. Dr. Hans Hickmann
Recording Producer: Karl-Heinz Schneider
Tonmeister (Balance Engineer): Heinz Wildhagen
Photo: Werner Neumeister
Art Direction: Hartmut Pfeiffer

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