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Tortelier, Paul 1914-1990

Overview
Works: 947 works in 1,791 publications in 4 languages and 10,625 library holdings
Genres: Music  Live sound recordings  Concertos  Biography  Methods (Music)  Art music  Toccatas  Interviews  Suites  Rondos 
Roles: Instrumentalist, Performer, Author, Conductor, Arranger, Editor, Composer, Interviewee, Adapter, Other, per, Author of introduction, Musician, Creator
Classifications: M1016, 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
Cello concerto by Antonín Dvořák( file )
26 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 616 libraries worldwide
Content : Cello Concerto -- Dvorak ; Cello Concerto No. 1 -- Saint-Saens
The cello suites by Johann Sebastian Bach( file )
17 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 394 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 259 libraries worldwide
Orchestral works ; Incidental music by Gabriel Fauré( file )
9 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 248 libraries worldwide
Ein Heldenleben ; Metamorphosen ; Don Quixote ; Le bourgeois gentilhomme by Richard Strauss( file )
4 editions published in 2006 in No Linguistic Content and held by 230 libraries worldwide
The concerto album by Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich( file )
5 editions published in 2008 in No Linguistic Content and German and held by 224 libraries worldwide
Air : best of Bach by Johann Sebastian Bach( file )
2 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 222 libraries worldwide
Die letzten Symphonien = Last symphonies by Hermann Abendroth( file )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in German and held by 218 libraries worldwide
Le cid : (ballet music) ; Scènes pittoresques by Jules Massenet( file )
2 editions published in 2003 in No Linguistic Content and held by 217 libraries worldwide
Symphonies & concertos, etc. by William Walton( file )
1 edition published in 1999 in No Linguistic Content and held by 213 libraries worldwide
Concerto pour piano ; Concerto pour violoncelle by Robert Schumann( file )
1 edition published in 1992 in French and held by 213 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 211 libraries worldwide
Sinfonia concertante by Joseph Haydn( file )
4 editions published in 1992 in 3 languages and held by 208 libraries worldwide
Sinfonia concertante Es-Dur für Violine, Viola und Orchester, KV 364 / Concertone C-Dur für zwei Violinen und Orchester, KV 190 / Rondo C-Dur für Violine und Orchester, KV 373
Quintet no. 2 in G major for strings, op. 111 by Johannes Brahms( Sound Recording )
11 editions published in 1953 in No Linguistic Content and English and held by 151 libraries worldwide
4 concertos by Antonio Vivaldi( file )
11 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 148 libraries worldwide
Hailed as one of the great violinists of the 21st century, Julia Fischer's Decca debut disc features Bach solo and double concertos
How I play, how I teach by Paul Tortelier( score )
18 editions published between 1975 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 145 libraries worldwide
Variations on a rococo theme by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( file )
6 editions published in 2005 in 3 languages and held by 141 libraries worldwide
Kempe conducts Richard Strauss by Richard Strauss( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 1992 in 3 languages and held by 134 libraries worldwide
Orchestral works by Gabriel Fauré( file )
1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 125 libraries worldwide
Concertos by Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich( file )
1 edition published in 2008 in No Linguistic Content and held by 123 libraries worldwide
 
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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 (34)
French (16)
German (12)
Japanese (1)
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