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Tortelier, Paul 1914-1990

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Works: 901 works in 1,752 publications in 6 languages and 10,106 library holdings
Genres: Music  Biography  Live sound recordings  Methods (Music)  Interviews  Suites  Art music  Symphonies  Concertos  Concerti grossi 
Roles: Instrumentalist, Performer, Author, Conductor, Arranger, Composer, Interviewee, Editor, Adapter, per, Other, Author of introduction, l4, Musician, Creator
Classifications: M51, 787.41858
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Publications about Paul Tortelier
Publications by Paul Tortelier
Publications by Paul Tortelier, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Paul Tortelier
The cello suites by Johann Sebastian Bach( file )
19 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 246 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( file )
3 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in No Linguistic Content and English and held by 236 libraries worldwide
Casals Festivals at Prades by Pablo Casals( file )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in German and Italian and held by 216 libraries worldwide
Air : best of Bach by Johann Sebastian Bach( file )
2 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 197 libraries worldwide
Die letzten Symphonien Last symphonies by Hermann Abendroth( file )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in German and held by 193 libraries worldwide
Le cid (ballet music) ; Scènes pittoresques by Jules Massenet( file )
2 editions published in 2003 in No Linguistic Content and held by 192 libraries worldwide
Symphonies & concertos, etc by William Walton( file )
2 editions published in 1999 in No Linguistic Content and Undetermined and held by 189 libraries worldwide
Concerto pour piano Concerto pour violoncelle by Robert Schumann( file )
1 edition published in 1992 in French and held by 188 libraries worldwide
Violin concerto ; Cello concerto ; The wise virgins ; Symphonies 1 & 2 by William Walton( file )
1 edition published in 2011 in No Linguistic Content and held by 186 libraries worldwide
How I play, how I teach by Paul Tortelier( score )
19 editions published between 1975 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 144 libraries worldwide
TORTELIER, Paul: Very Best of (The) ( file )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 139 libraries worldwide
Variations on a rococo theme by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( file )
6 editions published in 2005 in 3 languages and held by 137 libraries worldwide
Kempe conducts Richard Strauss by Richard Strauss( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 1992 in 4 languages and held by 134 libraries worldwide
Orchestral works by Gabriel Fauré( file )
1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 121 libraries worldwide
Concertos by Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich( file )
1 edition published in 2008 in No Linguistic Content and held by 120 libraries worldwide
Ein Heldenleben Don quixote etc. by Richard Strauss( file )
1 edition published in 2006 in No Linguistic Content and held by 119 libraries worldwide
Paul Tortelier, autoportrait : en conversation avec David Blum by Paul Tortelier( Book )
6 editions published in 1986 in French and Russian and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Paul Tortelier : a self-portrait in conversation with David Blum by Paul Tortelier( Book )
7 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Autobiografie van de Franse cellist (geb. 1914)
 
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Paul Tortelier Frans componist (1914-1990)
Paul Tortelier französischer Cellist
Paul Tortelier French cellist and composer
Paul Tortelier violoncellista e compositore francese
Paul Tortellier
Paulus Tortelier
Tortel'e, P.
Tortelʹe, P. 1914-
Tortelʹe, P 1914-1990
Tortel'e, Pol'.
Tortelier, P.
Tortelier, P. 1914-
Tortelier, P. 1914-1990
Tortelier, P. (Paul), 1914-
Tortelier, P. (Paul), 1914-1990
Поль Тортельє
Тортелье, Поль
פול טורטלייה
토르틀리에, 폴 1914-1990
トルトゥリエ, ポール
ポール・トルトゥリエ
Languages
English (29)
German (10)
French (8)
Japanese (1)
Italian (1)
Russian (1)
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