. I have the Starker on a vinyl mercury reissue and a vinyl Telefunken by Henri Honegger, a performance that's pretty subpar I think. The pressing, whoever did it, is flat, flawless and quiet. Artist: Title: Bach 6 Suites For Violoncello Catalog Number: 479 696-3 Label: Reissued by: Barcode: 0028947969631 Edition: Original release year: Reissue year: Number of discs: Revolutions per minute: Disc size: Vinyl Weight Grade: Extras: Limited Edition: Numbered Edition: Total Item Weight: 970gr Pressing country: For Market Release in: Added to catalog on: March 18, 2017 Note: Not eligible for any further discounts Vinyl Gourmet Club: Pierre Fournier's recordings of J. To me, it is one of the best recordings of the suites, both from a technical and an artistic viewpoint.
Gigue Suite for Cello Solo No. Transfer-wise, things could hardly have gone better. I like it better than Starker's recording for Mercury though I love the Mercury Living Presence sound general and love a lot of the other Starker on Mercury like the Brahms sonatas. In 2017 Deutsche Grammophon made these legendary recordings available again for vinyl aficionados and present them in the original Archiv Edition style, in a special limited and numbered edition of 1500 linen boxes, with booklet notes in English, German and French. Works on This Recording 1. Though this label has made some nice recordings. Fine recorded sound and strongly commended on virtually all counts.
Additional Recommendations Solo Cello Suites Nos 1-6. I haven't heard the Fournier but I keep hearing about that. Gotta put it on my list. Do you hate getting tired of your media library? Sie verhält sich etwa antipodisch zur leidenschaftlich-engagierten Spielweise von Paplo Casals. Casals makes a singular musical experience out of every movement. Pierre Fournier music is an outstanding answer to supply quality entertainment. Before settling on , you may want to hear.
Thanks for the responses guys! He made these recordings for Archiv between 1961 and 1963 since when they have seldom been out of the catalogue. Available solely in mono, and very expensive in a first pressing, unfortunately, but it is one of the most engaging mono recordings I have ever heard. After, say, the elegantly tapered playing of János Starker, Casals can initially sound wilful and ungainly. I wonder what that means. Thus it is in the Preludes, where the music requires rhythmic freedom if it is not to be relegated to the ranks of mere study material, that Fournier demonstrates his intuition and fine sense of style most forcefully; the Preludes to the First and Third Suites provide good examples.
Casals had rediscovered the Suites for modern ears and his probing, albeit highly idiosyncratic, playing was a mandatory recommendation. I don't and would love to hear someone's side by side comparison of the originals v reissues. Granted, Fournier's Goffriller cello doesn't reach those mythical, wall-rattling depths, but I've never experienced those in real life either. But then, this is also the most wonderful cello-playing, surely among the most consistently beautiful to have been heard in this demanding music, as well as the most musically alert and vivid. Bylsma's tempos tend to be faster than those of Fournier—that, after all has been a trend in baroque music over the past 20 years or so—but his conception of the music shares ground with that of Fournier.
Isserlis proposes a detailed concept. Gigue Suite for Cello Solo No. Try the Courante and Sarabande of the Fifth Suite — muscular resolve followed by profound self-communing. Suite For Cello Solo No. Fournier's rubato is held tightly in rein and when he does apply it it is in the interests of enlivening aspects of Bach's formal writing. Above all, Fournier's Bach playing is crowned with an eloquence, a lyricism and a grasp both of the formal and stylistic content of the music which will not easily be matched.
When 's recordings of 's Cello Suites were released on Archiv in 1961, they were viewed as the most polished, passionate, and persuasive since ' epoch-making late-'30s recordings. These were also recorded by Heinz Wildhagen for Archiv, and in the same venue the Beethoven Saal in Hannover as was used for Fournier five years later. It's definitely more of a romantic approach to baroque dance rhythms, not the kind of tempos or pulse you might get from something like the '70s Anner Blysma recording I happen to be listening to right at this moment. It still holds its own, even after 57 years. Got home from trout fishing and found the bach cello suites on my doorstep. Do you have an original-ish pressing of these records to compare it to? Gigue Suite for Cello Solo No. He 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.
It's number 0100 out of 1500. Suite For Cello Solo No. They create a warm sense of familiarity between the listener and the music. Also, Pierre Fournier music can be bought from top-rated eBay sellers, so you can shop with confidence. Indeed, in those days it was the only recommendation. Also, I have quite a frw Archiv vinyl from late 50's and early 60's and I wish the records they pressed today were of that level of quality. We need look no further than the Prelude of the First Suite in G major to find the supreme artistry which characterises each and every moment of these performances.