S0758. MAURICE MARÉCHAL, w.Lily Bienvenu (Pf.): Cello Sonata in a (Boëllmann); Cello Sonata (Debussy), Broadcast Recital, 1948, Paris; MAURICE MARÉCHAL, w.Fernand Marseau (Flute) & Hélène Pignari (Pf.): Cello Sonata (Debussy), Broadcast Recital, 1953, Paris; MAURICE MARÉCHAL, w.Ernest Bour Cond. RTF Orchestre National: Schelomo (Bloch), Live Performance, 1952, Paris. [A minor caveat is very slightly noisy acetate surfaces which one quickly forgets while listening to this sublime playing!] (Canada) St Laurent Studio YSL T-903. Transfers by Yves St Laurent.
"Maurice Maréchal was born in Dijon and studied music at the conservatories there and in Paris before World War I. At the Conservatoire National, where one of his teachers was Paul Dukas, he was awarded a cellist's first prize.
After four years as an infantryman in the war, Mr. Maréchal became the Lamoureux Orchestra's cello soloist, before embarking on an international concert and chamber music career in which he played with most major orchestras and many famous soloists. Mr. Maréchal, considered one of the foremost cellists of his time, also was a professor at the Paris Conservatory."
- THE NEW YORK TIMES, 20 April, 1964