180-gram double LP 45 RPM

Mastered from the original masters of Universal Music

Analog mastering by Rainer Maillard at Emil Berliner Studios!

Pressed at Pallas GmbH in Germany

Cellist Pierre Fournier is accompanied by pianist Lamar Crowson for compositional works written for the cello by such composers as Haydn, Weber, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Saint-Saens and more.

"Fournier’s tone is a constant delight, warmly lyrical yet with a plangent edge that does wonders for the more pleading episodes of Dvorak’s Rondo — a work written for the cello, and making the fact very clear. His phrasing is beautifully shapely in cantabile. And when scurrying around in Francoeur’s Allegro vivo, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Bumble-bee and Popper’s Elfentanz, he brings a bite to the accentuation which keeps the rhythm both tingling and disciplined. The Weber is a pleasant surprise, but I particularly enjoyed the Dvorak, the Schumann (meant for the horn but with cello as an op-tional alternative) and the Brahms... Brahms’s particular brand of deep-hued sentiment is wholly at one with the soul of the cello." — Gramophone

Track Listing
Side 1:
1. Adagio Cantabile - Allegro Vivo
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
2. Tempo di Minuetto
3. Larghetto - Rondo
Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)
4. Nocturne Op. 9, No. 2
Side 2:
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)
1. Hymne an die Sonne
2. Hummelflug
3. Adagio und Allegro Op. 70
Side 3:
Charles Gounod (1818-1893)
1. Ave Maria (Meditation)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
2. Valse Sentimentale Op. 51, No. 6
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
3. Feldeinsamkeit Op. 86, No. 2
David Popper (1843-1913)
4. Elfentanz Op. 39 (Dance of The Elves)
Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
5. Rondo Op. 94
Side 4:
Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921)
1. Der Schwan
Niccolo Paganini (1782-1840)
2. Variationen Uber Ein Thema Aus der Oper
Bonus Track - previously unreleased:
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
3. Pezzo Cappriccioso Op. 62

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