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Beethoven: Complete Works for Cello and Piano

Pierre Fournier, Friedrich Gulda

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It would be difficult to rank these three complete collections of Beethoven's works for cello and piano, recorded by Pierre Fournier with three different partners, all distinguished Beethoven experts: Arthur Schnabel (1947-48), Friedrich Gulda (1959) and Wilhelm Kempff (1965). Fournier and Gulda are like fire and water. The French cellist provides guidance to the solitary and somewhat untameable Gulda, who himself admitted to having learned some discipline over the course of the recording, and kept a debt of gratitude for Fournier his whole life. The result is a tremendous show of mutual attention and a clarity of expression, without any pomposity or pretentiousness. © François Hudry/Qobuz

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Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 1 in F Major, Op. 5 No. 1 (Ludwig van Beethoven)

1
1. Adagio sostenuto - Allegro 00:14:41

Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Pierre Fournier, Cello, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Friedrich Gulda, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Heinz Wildhagen, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-Heinz Schneider, Producer, Recording Producer - Elsa Schiller, Producer

℗ 1960 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

2
2. Rondo (Allegro vivace) 00:06:51

Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Pierre Fournier, Cello, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Friedrich Gulda, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Heinz Wildhagen, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-Heinz Schneider, Producer, Recording Producer - Elsa Schiller, Producer

℗ 1960 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 5 No. 2 (Ludwig van Beethoven)

3
1. Adagio sostenuto ed espressivo - Allegro molto più tosto presto 00:12:14

Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Pierre Fournier, Cello, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Friedrich Gulda, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Heinz Wildhagen, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-Heinz Schneider, Producer, Recording Producer - Elsa Schiller, Producer

℗ 1960 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

4
2. Rondo (Allegro) 00:08:58

Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Pierre Fournier, Cello, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Friedrich Gulda, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Heinz Wildhagen, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-Heinz Schneider, Producer, Recording Producer - Elsa Schiller, Producer

℗ 1960 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 3 in A Major, Op. 69 (Ludwig van Beethoven)

5
1. Allegro ma non tanto 00:12:53

Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Pierre Fournier, Cello, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Friedrich Gulda, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Heinz Wildhagen, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-Heinz Schneider, Producer, Recording Producer - Elsa Schiller, Producer

℗ 1960 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

6
2. Scherzo (Allegro molto) 00:05:19

Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Pierre Fournier, Cello, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Friedrich Gulda, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Heinz Wildhagen, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-Heinz Schneider, Producer, Recording Producer - Elsa Schiller, Producer

℗ 1960 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

7
3. Adagio cantabile - Allegro vivace 00:08:41

Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Pierre Fournier, Cello, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Friedrich Gulda, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Heinz Wildhagen, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-Heinz Schneider, Producer, Recording Producer - Elsa Schiller, Producer

℗ 1960 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 4 in C Major, Op. 102 No. 1 (Ludwig van Beethoven)

8
1. Andante - Allegro vivace 00:08:25

Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Pierre Fournier, Cello, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Friedrich Gulda, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Heinz Wildhagen, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-Heinz Schneider, Producer, Recording Producer - Elsa Schiller, Producer

℗ 1960 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

9
2. Adagio - Tempo d'andante - Allegro vivace 00:07:05

Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Pierre Fournier, Cello, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Friedrich Gulda, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Heinz Wildhagen, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-Heinz Schneider, Producer, Recording Producer - Elsa Schiller, Producer

℗ 1960 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 5 in D Major, Op. 102 No. 2 (Ludwig van Beethoven)

10
1. Allegro con brio 00:06:26

Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Pierre Fournier, Cello, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Friedrich Gulda, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Heinz Wildhagen, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-Heinz Schneider, Producer, Recording Producer - Elsa Schiller, Producer

℗ 1960 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

11
2. Adagio con molto sentimento d'affetto 00:09:14

Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Pierre Fournier, Cello, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Friedrich Gulda, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Heinz Wildhagen, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-Heinz Schneider, Producer, Recording Producer - Elsa Schiller, Producer

℗ 1960 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

12
3. Allegro - Allegro fugato 00:04:30

Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Pierre Fournier, Cello, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Friedrich Gulda, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Heinz Wildhagen, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-Heinz Schneider, Producer, Recording Producer - Elsa Schiller, Producer

℗ 1960 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

12 Variations on "See the conquering hero comes" for Cello and Piano, WoO 45 (Ludwig van Beethoven)

13
Thema. Allegretto 00:00:46

Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Pierre Fournier, Cello, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Friedrich Gulda, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Heinz Wildhagen, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-Heinz Schneider, Producer, Recording Producer - Elsa Schiller, Producer

℗ 1960 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

14
Variation I 00:00:44

Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Pierre Fournier, Cello, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Friedrich Gulda, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Heinz Wildhagen, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-Heinz Schneider, Producer, Recording Producer - Elsa Schiller, Producer

℗ 1960 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

15
Variation II 00:00:44

Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Pierre Fournier, Cello, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Friedrich Gulda, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Heinz Wildhagen, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-Heinz Schneider, Producer, Recording Producer - Elsa Schiller, Producer

℗ 1960 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

16
Variation III 00:00:43

Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Pierre Fournier, Cello, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Friedrich Gulda, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Heinz Wildhagen, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-Heinz Schneider, Producer, Recording Producer - Elsa Schiller, Producer

℗ 1960 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

17
Variation IV 00:00:47

Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Pierre Fournier, Cello, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Friedrich Gulda, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Heinz Wildhagen, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-Heinz Schneider, Producer, Recording Producer - Elsa Schiller, Producer

℗ 1960 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

18
Variation V 00:00:50

Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Pierre Fournier, Cello, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Friedrich Gulda, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Heinz Wildhagen, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-Heinz Schneider, Producer, Recording Producer - Elsa Schiller, Producer

℗ 1960 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

19
Variation VI 00:00:43

Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Pierre Fournier, Cello, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Friedrich Gulda, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Heinz Wildhagen, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-Heinz Schneider, Producer, Recording Producer - Elsa Schiller, Producer

℗ 1960 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

20
Variation VII 00:00:34

Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Pierre Fournier, Cello, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Friedrich Gulda, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Heinz Wildhagen, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-Heinz Schneider, Producer, Recording Producer - Elsa Schiller, Producer

℗ 1960 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

21
Variation VIII 00:00:45

Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Pierre Fournier, Cello, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Friedrich Gulda, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Heinz Wildhagen, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-Heinz Schneider, Producer, Recording Producer - Elsa Schiller, Producer

℗ 1960 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

22
Variation IX 00:00:42

Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Pierre Fournier, Cello, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Friedrich Gulda, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Heinz Wildhagen, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-Heinz Schneider, Producer, Recording Producer - Elsa Schiller, Producer

℗ 1960 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

23
Variation X. Allegro 00:00:41

Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Pierre Fournier, Cello, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Friedrich Gulda, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Heinz Wildhagen, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-Heinz Schneider, Producer, Recording Producer - Elsa Schiller, Producer

℗ 1960 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

24
Variation XI. Adagio 00:03:20

Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Pierre Fournier, Cello, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Friedrich Gulda, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Heinz Wildhagen, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-Heinz Schneider, Producer, Recording Producer - Elsa Schiller, Producer

℗ 1960 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

25
Variation XII. Allegro 00:01:07

Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Pierre Fournier, Cello, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Friedrich Gulda, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Heinz Wildhagen, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-Heinz Schneider, Producer, Recording Producer - Elsa Schiller, Producer

℗ 1960 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

7 Variations on "Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen", for Cello and Piano, WoO 46 (Ludwig van Beethoven)

26
Theme. Andante 00:00:57

Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Pierre Fournier, Cello, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Friedrich Gulda, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Heinz Wildhagen, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-Heinz Schneider, Producer, Recording Producer - Elsa Schiller, Producer

℗ 1960 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

27
Variation I 00:00:45

Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Pierre Fournier, Cello, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Friedrich Gulda, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Heinz Wildhagen, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-Heinz Schneider, Producer, Recording Producer - Elsa Schiller, Producer

℗ 1960 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

28
Variation II 00:00:46

Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Pierre Fournier, Cello, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Friedrich Gulda, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Heinz Wildhagen, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-Heinz Schneider, Producer, Recording Producer - Elsa Schiller, Producer

℗ 1960 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

29
Variation III 00:00:57

Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Pierre Fournier, Cello, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Friedrich Gulda, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Heinz Wildhagen, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-Heinz Schneider, Producer, Recording Producer - Elsa Schiller, Producer

℗ 1960 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

30
Variation IV 00:01:12

Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Pierre Fournier, Cello, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Friedrich Gulda, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Heinz Wildhagen, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-Heinz Schneider, Producer, Recording Producer - Elsa Schiller, Producer

℗ 1960 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

31
Variation V. Si prenda il tempo un poco più vivace 00:00:35

Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Pierre Fournier, Cello, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Friedrich Gulda, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Heinz Wildhagen, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-Heinz Schneider, Producer, Recording Producer - Elsa Schiller, Producer

℗ 1960 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

32
Variation VI. Adagio 00:02:10

Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Pierre Fournier, Cello, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Friedrich Gulda, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Heinz Wildhagen, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-Heinz Schneider, Producer, Recording Producer - Elsa Schiller, Producer

℗ 1960 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

33
Variation VII. Allegro, ma non troppo 00:01:55

Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Pierre Fournier, Cello, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Friedrich Gulda, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Heinz Wildhagen, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-Heinz Schneider, Producer, Recording Producer - Elsa Schiller, Producer

℗ 1960 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

12 Variations on "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen" for Cello and Piano, Op. 66 (Ludwig van Beethoven)

34
Thema. Allegretto 00:00:35

Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Pierre Fournier, Cello, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Friedrich Gulda, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Heinz Wildhagen, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-Heinz Schneider, Producer, Recording Producer - Elsa Schiller, Producer

℗ 1960 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

35
Variation I 00:00:38

Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Pierre Fournier, Cello, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Friedrich Gulda, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Heinz Wildhagen, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-Heinz Schneider, Producer, Recording Producer - Elsa Schiller, Producer

℗ 1960 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

36
Variation II 00:00:36

Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Pierre Fournier, Cello, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Friedrich Gulda, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Heinz Wildhagen, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-Heinz Schneider, Producer, Recording Producer - Elsa Schiller, Producer

℗ 1960 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

37
Variation III 00:00:33

Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Pierre Fournier, Cello, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Friedrich Gulda, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Heinz Wildhagen, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-Heinz Schneider, Producer, Recording Producer - Elsa Schiller, Producer

℗ 1960 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

38
Variation IV 00:00:39

Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Pierre Fournier, Cello, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Friedrich Gulda, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Heinz Wildhagen, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-Heinz Schneider, Producer, Recording Producer - Elsa Schiller, Producer

℗ 1960 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

39
Variation V 00:00:34

Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Pierre Fournier, Cello, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Friedrich Gulda, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Heinz Wildhagen, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-Heinz Schneider, Producer, Recording Producer - Elsa Schiller, Producer

℗ 1960 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

40
Variation VI 00:00:30

Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Pierre Fournier, Cello, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Friedrich Gulda, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Heinz Wildhagen, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-Heinz Schneider, Producer, Recording Producer - Elsa Schiller, Producer

℗ 1960 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

41
Variation VII 00:00:47

Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Pierre Fournier, Cello, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Friedrich Gulda, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Heinz Wildhagen, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-Heinz Schneider, Producer, Recording Producer - Elsa Schiller, Producer

℗ 1960 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

42
Variation VIII 00:00:33

Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Pierre Fournier, Cello, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Friedrich Gulda, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Heinz Wildhagen, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-Heinz Schneider, Producer, Recording Producer - Elsa Schiller, Producer

℗ 1960 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

43
Variation IX 00:00:40

Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Pierre Fournier, Cello, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Friedrich Gulda, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Heinz Wildhagen, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-Heinz Schneider, Producer, Recording Producer - Elsa Schiller, Producer

℗ 1960 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

44
Variation X. Adagio 00:01:31

Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Pierre Fournier, Cello, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Friedrich Gulda, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Heinz Wildhagen, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-Heinz Schneider, Producer, Recording Producer - Elsa Schiller, Producer

℗ 1960 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

45
Variation XI. Poco Adagio, quasi Andante 00:01:23

Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Pierre Fournier, Cello, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Friedrich Gulda, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Heinz Wildhagen, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-Heinz Schneider, Producer, Recording Producer - Elsa Schiller, Producer

℗ 1960 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

46
Variation XII. Allegro 00:01:51

Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer - Pierre Fournier, Cello, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Friedrich Gulda, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Heinz Wildhagen, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-Heinz Schneider, Producer, Recording Producer - Elsa Schiller, Producer

℗ 1960 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Album Description

It would be difficult to rank these three complete collections of Beethoven's works for cello and piano, recorded by Pierre Fournier with three different partners, all distinguished Beethoven experts: Arthur Schnabel (1947-48), Friedrich Gulda (1959) and Wilhelm Kempff (1965). Fournier and Gulda are like fire and water. The French cellist provides guidance to the solitary and somewhat untameable Gulda, who himself admitted to having learned some discipline over the course of the recording, and kept a debt of gratitude for Fournier his whole life. The result is a tremendous show of mutual attention and a clarity of expression, without any pomposity or pretentiousness. © François Hudry/Qobuz

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