A Genius of the Cello (10CD)

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Artist:
Paul Tortelier

The great French cellist Paul Tortelier's stupendous technique, wealth of expression, and breadth of repertoire are all showcased in this compilation of recordings from 1947 to 1960. It features recordings of music by, amongst others, Richard Strauss, Haydn, Hindemith, Beethoven and Brahms, with Tortelier performing alongside artists including Isaac Stern, Pablo Caslas, Joseph Szigeti, Rudolf Kempe, and Karel Ancerl.

Included in this 10CD set are benchmark recordings by Paul Tortelier of Elgar's Cello Concerto with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Malcolm Sargent (1953), and one dating from 1958 of Don Quixote by Richard Strauss with the Berlin Philharmonic under Rudolf Kempe. There are also cello concertos by Hindemith, Honegger and Haydn, cello sonatas by Beethoven and Brahms, as well as delightful solo and duo pieces taken from all periods of musical history by the likes of Frescobaldi, Paganini, Schumann, Chopin, Prokofiev, and Sarasate. In addition, recordings of Bach's 2nd Brandenburg concerto directed by Pablo Casals and Schubert's string quintet op. 163, where Tortelier and Casals play the two cello parts, are included. Last but not least the compilation also features music by Tortelier himself. Alongside the artists already mentioned, other outstanding musicians featured here include Myra Hess, Joseph Szigeti, Isaac Stern, and Karel Ancerl.

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Tracklisting

CD1:

ELGAR: Cello Concerto in E Minor, op. 85

  • 1. I. Adagio. Moderato
  • 2. II. Lento. Allegro molto
  • 3. III. Adagio
  • 4. IV. Allegro. Moderato. Allegro ma non troppo

BBC Symphony Orchestra/ Sir Malcolm Sargent. 1953

PAUL TORTELIER

Duos for 2 cellos “Chameau-Loutres”

  • 5. Médina. Bis de Basset. Bis de Loutre

Maud Tortelier – cello. 1958

  • 6. Toccata (Caprice Nr. 3)

John Newmark - piano. 1958

CD2:

RICHARD STRAUSS: Don Quixote, op. 35

  • 1. I. Introduction
  • 2. II. Theme. Don Quixote, der Ritter von der traurigen Gestalt
  • 3. III. Maggiore: Sancho Pansa
  • 4. IV. Variation I
  • 5. V. Variation II
  • 6. VI. Variation III.
  • 7. VII. Variaiton IV
  • 8. VIII. Variation V
  • 9. IX. Variation VI
  • 10. X. Variation VII
  • 11. XI. Variation VIII
  • 12. XII
  • 13. XIII. Variation X
  • 14. XIV Finale

Berlin Philharmonic orchestra/ Rudolf Kempe. 1958

CD3:

HINDEMITH: Cello Concerto

  • 1. I. Mäßig schnell
  • 2. II. Ruhig bewegt
  • 3. III. Marsch: Lebhaft

Tschechische Philharmonie/ Karel Ancerl. 1955

HONEGGER: Cello Concerto

  • 4. I. Andante
  • 5. II. Lento
  • 6. III. Allegro marcato

Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française, Georges Tzipine - conductor. 1957

CD4:

BEETHOVEN

Cello Sonata No. 1 in F Major, op. 5, No. 1

  • 1. I. Adagio sostenuto. Allegro
  • 2. II. Allegro vivace

Cello Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, op. 5, No. 2

  • 3. I. Adagio sostenuto e espressivo
  • 4. II. Allegro molto più tosto presto
  • 5. III. Rondo: Allegro

Karl Engel - piano. 1951

CD5:

BEETHOVEN

Cello Sonata No. 3 in A Major, op. 69

  • 1. I. Allegro ma non tanto.
  • 2. II. Scherzo: Allegro molto
  • 3. III. Adagio cantabile. Allegro vivace

Cello Sonata No. 4 in C Major, op. 102

  • 4. I. Andante. Allegro vivace
  • 5. II. Adagio. Tempo andante. Allegro vivace
  • 6. 12 Variations on “Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen” (Zauberflöte) op. 66

Karl Engel - piano. 1950 (6) ; 1953 (1-5)

CD6:

BACH

Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV 1047

  • 1. I. Allegro
  • 2. II. Andante
  • 3. III. Allegro assai

Orchestre du Festival de Prades/ Pablo Casals. 1950

  • 4. Prelude in es-Moll (Well- Tempered Klavier, Book 1) (arr. T. de Harte)

Tasso Janopoulo - piano. 1946

HAYDN: Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Major, Hob.VIIb/2

  • 5. I. Allegro moderato
  • 6. II. Adagio
  • 7. III. Allegro

Orchestre de l’Association Artistique des Concerts Colonne Jean Fournet - conductor. 1947

CD7:

BRAHMS: Piano Quartet No. 3 in C Minor, op. 60

  • 1. I. Allegro non troppo
  • 2. II. Scherzo: Allegro
  • 3. III. Andante
  • 4. IV. Finale: Allegro comodo

Dame Myra Hess - piano; Joseph Szigeti - violin, Milton Katims - viola. 1952

  • 5. SCHUMANN: Rêverie op. 15, 10 (Kinderszenen)

John Newmark, Klavier aufg.: 1958

CD8:

BRAHMS

Cello Sonata No. 1 in E Minor, op. 38

  • 1. I. Allegro non troppo
  • 2. II. Allegretto quasi minuetto
  • 3. III. Allegro

Cello Sonata No. 2 in F Major, op. 99

  • 4. I. Allegro vivace
  • 5. II. Adagio affetuoso
  • 6. III. Allegro appassionato
  • 7. IV. Allegro molto

Karl Engel - piano. 1953

CD9:

SCHUBERT: String Quintet in C Major, D 956, op. 163

  • 1. I. Allegro ma non troppo
  • 2. II. Adagio
  • 3. III. Scherzo: Presto
  • 4. IV. Allegretto

Isaac Stern, Alexander Schneider - violin, Milton Katims - viola; Pablo Casals - cello. 1952

  • CD10:
  • 1. RAVEL: Pièce en forme de habanera
  • 2. CUI: Orientale (Kaléidoscope)
  • 3. CHOPIN: Prélude op. 28, 4 (transcr. Tortelier)
  • 4. F. COUPERIN: Concerto for 2 cellos (Air & Chaconne) (arr. P. Bazelaire)
  • 5. PAGANINI: Mouvement perpétuel, (transcr. J. Klengel)
  • 6. GIARDINI: Tamborino
  • 7. FRESCOBALDI: Toccata, (arr. G. Cassado)
  • 8. DVORAK: Rondo in G Minor, op. 94
  • 9. PROKOFIEV: Marche op. 65 (arr. Tortelier; Transcr. G. Piatigorsky)
  • 10. NIN: Granadina
  • 11. SARASATE: Zapateado op. 23. (transkr. Tortelier)
  • 12. POPPER: Gavotte op. 16

Maud Tortelier - cello (4,6,12); John Newmark - piano (1-3,5,7-8,10-11). 1958