180 Gram Vinyl Record
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180-gram 3LP set — First complete release on vinyl!
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"The new 3 LP box includes Beethoven's complete works for cello and piano that includes the original LP's side two program of variations on Handel's oratorio 'Judas Maccabee' and Mozart's 'The Magic Flute.' ... The presentation includes a high quality glossy laminated box (with) facsimiles of the DGG production paperwork. It was exciting (for a record geek) to see the sheets produced for the original LP I've had for so many years." — Music = 11/11; Sound = 11/11 — Michael Fremer, AnalogPlanet.com. Read the whole review here.
One of Pierre Fournier's great recordings — arguably the best recording of the Beethoven Complete Cello works. The recordings were made when Fournier was at his technical peak, and partnered by the keenly-insightful Friedrich Gulda.
As discussed by reviewer Michael Fremer at AnalogPlanet.com, Ranier Maillard at Emile Berliner Studios reports this set from DGG is a digital cut from a 192/24 file. In this case Maillard wrote, ".... (Gulda/Fournier) (is) a digital cut (and) is not the worse solution ever. We had to do a lot of restoration work which could not be realized in the analogue domain with this quality...." So, says, Fremer — "Here the cut was, of necessity, from a digital source. And in this case the reissue sounds better than the original."
|Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)|
|Sonata No. 1 in F major op. 5 no. 1|
|Adagio sostenuto - Allegro|
|Rondo. Allegro vivace|
Sonata No. 2 in G minor op. 5 no. 2
|Adagio sostenuto ed espressivo - Allegro molto più tosto presto|
Sonata No. 3 in A major op. 69
|Allegro ma non tanto|
|Scherzo. Allegro molto|
|Adagio cantabile - Allegro vivace|
Sonata No. 4 in C major op. 102 no. 1
|Andante - Allegro vivace|
|Adagio - Allegro vivace|
7 Variations in E flat major on "Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen" WoO 46 from Mozart's opera Die Zauberflote
Sonata No. 5 in D major op. 102 no. 2
|Allegro con brio|
|Adagio con molto sentimento d'affetto|
|Allegro - Allegro fugato|
12 Variations in G major on "See, the conqu'ring hero comes" WoO 45 from Handel's oratorio Judas Maccabaeus
12 Variations in F major on "Ein Madchen oder Weibchen" op. 66 from Mozart's opera Die Zauberflote