Paul Tortelier
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Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: I. Prélude
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Saint-Saëns: Le carnaval des animaux, R. 125: XIII. Le cygne (Andantino grazioso)
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Massenet: La Vierge, Part 4: Le dernier sommeil de la Vierge (Last Sleep of the Virgin)
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Le Carnaval des animaux - Grand Fantaisie zoologique: Le Cygne
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Don Quixote, Op. 35, TrV 184: Introduction (Mässiges Zeitmass)

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Paul Tortelier

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A consummate artist whose approach to the cello was directed toward breathing life into the music, Paul Tortelier earned the respect and affection of countless colleagues. An enduring friendship with Pablo Casals found him playing, in the words of a French critic, Apollo to Casals' Jupiter. Like Casals, Tortelier emphasized using but one finger at a time on the string to allow free vibration. Fantasy and emotional freedom marked his performances and attracted numerous young play... Read more

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