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Artist : Pierre Fournier (cello), Wilhelm Backhaus(piano)

Title :  Brahms - Sonatas for ’cello and piano


RELEASE DATE : 10. Dec. 2020

FORMAT : Vinyl

CAT NO : LP43167


BARCODE : 8808678161670


• From the original analogue masters of Universal Music 

• Audiophile analogue mastering by John Webber at Air Studios in London  

• 180g audiophile virgin vinyl pressed by Pallas Group GmbH in Germany

• LXT 5077



Producer: Victor Olof

Engineer: Gil Went 

Recorded at Victoria Hall, Geneva, 1-3 May 1955


Fournier’s particular brand of lyricism suits these sonatas very well, and he sounds especially fine on the lower strings... and Fournier makes golden sounds. He takes the slow movement much faster than his rivals, but sings the more lyrical trio section with a sweetness that is wholly disarming. His performance of the finale of this sonata (No.1) is without question the best. Gramophone


Cellist Pierre Fournier (1906-1986) developed a more suave, elegant style that became his endearing trademark for more than 40 years. The 1955 record of the Brahms’ 2 Cello Sonatas, with pianist Wilhelm Backhaus (1884-1969), captures the wonderful wide-ranging beauty of dignity, passion, joy and reserve in both works. Town Line Newspapaer

Brahms - Sonatas for ’cello and piano

  • Track List

    Johannes Brahms 

    Side A

    Sonata No. 1 In E Minor For 'Cello And Piano Opus 38

    A1 Allegro Non Troppo

    A2 Allegretto Quasi Minuetto

    A3 Allegro


    Side B

    Sonata No. 2 In F Major For 'Cello And Piano Opus 99

    B1 Allegro Vivace

    B2 Adagio Affettuoso

    B3 Allegro Passionato

    B4 Allegro Molto

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