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Tortelier, Paul 1914-1990

Works: 925 works in 1,647 publications in 6 languages and 9,752 library holdings
Genres: Music  Biography  Methods (Music)  Interviews  Symphonies  Live sound recordings 
Roles: Instrumentalist, Performer, Author, Conductor, Arranger, Composer, Interviewee, Editor, Adapter, per, Author of introduction, l4, Creator, Musician
Classifications: M1016, 787.41858
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Most widely held works by Paul Tortelier
Cello concerto by Antonn Dvořk( )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Content : Cello Concerto -- Dvorak ; Cello Concerto No. 1 -- Saint-Saens
The cello suites by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

17 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though they were long misunderstood as mere technical hurdles, Bach's six suites for unaccompanied cello are among those rare works of music that offer inexhaustible rewards for performer and listener alike. Yo-Yo Ma gave a pathbreaking account of the suites back in the '80s (Suites for Unaccompanied Cello ) but returns to them here impelled by a unique and interdisciplinary approach. For this project, Ma engaged the talents of artists in different fields--ranging from a landscape artist to a Kabuki actor and figure skaters--to produce six short films as a visual correlative for the highly distinctive character of each suite. While the success of the films in illuminating Bach's creativity is decidedly uneven, Ma brings the music itself to life with a searing, quasi-vocal eloquence. His interpretations are probing, characterized by imaginative bowing and attention to the spacious architecture of Bach's score. This is especially clear in Ma's preference for broad, expansive tempos and patient spinning of filigreed detail. True, the generally Romantic cast of his conception can seem overdone and exaggerated in statement, as if Ma is more intent on overlaying his own personality on the discipline of the music. But the prayerful, meditative concentration he brings to the Sarabandes--listen to the single-lined, anguished tone painting in Suite 5--is utterly convincing. There is a sense of profound introspection here, while in the Sarabande of Suite 6 Ma's phrasing suggests we are in the same spiritual terrain as Beethoven's late quartets. Yet there is no lack of blistering energy and extroverted high spirits in some of the more overtly dance-oriented movements. While purists may complain of distortion in these accounts, Ma once again proves he has something vital to say with this music. - Amazon
Cello concerto no. 1 Violin concerto no. 1 by Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich( )

3 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Air : best of Bach by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

2 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orchestral works Incidental music by Gabriel Faur( )

7 editions published in 2001 in French and No Linguistic content and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Casals Festivals at Prades by Pablo Casals( )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in German and Italian and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein Heldenleben Metamorphosen ; Don Quixote ; Le bourgeois gentilhomme by Richard Strauss( )

3 editions published in 2006 and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cello concerto by Robert Schumann( )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2010 and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concerto pour piano Concerto pour violoncelle by Robert Schumann( )

3 editions published in 1992 in French and Undetermined and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concerto album by Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich( )

5 editions published in 2008 in No Linguistic content and German and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tortelier by Paul Tortelier( )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die letzten Symphonien Last symphonies by Hermann Abendroth( )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in German and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le cid (ballet music) ; Scènes pittoresques by Jules Massenet( )

2 editions published in 2003 and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphonies & concertos, etc by William Walton( )

1 edition published in 1999 and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violin concerto ; Cello concerto ; The wise virgins ; Symphonies 1 & 2 by William Walton( )

1 edition published in 2011 and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quintet no. 2 in G major for strings, op. 111 by Johannes Brahms( Recording )

10 editions published in 1953 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How I play, how I teach by Paul Tortelier( )

17 editions published between 1975 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quintet in C major, op. 163 by Franz Schubert( Recording )

16 editions published between 1952 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kempe conducts Richard Strauss by Richard Strauss( Recording )

6 editions published in 1992 in 3 languages and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Variations on a rococo theme by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Paul Tortelier franzsischer Cellist

Paul Tortelier French cellist and composer

Paul Tortellier

Paulus Tortelier

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Tortelʹe, P 1914-1990

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Tortelier, P.

Tortelier, P. 1914-

Tortelier, P. 1914-1990

Tortelier, P. (Paul), 1914-

Tortelier, P. (Paul), 1914-1990

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English (29)

French (13)

German (11)

Russian (1)

Italian (1)

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