Pierre Fournier


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(b Paris, 1906; d Geneva, 1986).

Fr. cellist. Début 1925, the year in which he played in f. private p. of Fauré's str. qt. Worldwide tours as recitalist and conc. soloist. Chamber mus. partner of Szigeti, Primrose, Thibaud, Cortot, and Schnabel. Master‐class teacher, Paris Cons. 1941–9. Salzburg Fest. début 1958. Frank Martin's vc. conc. and Poulenc's vc. sonata were written for him.

Subjects: Music.

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