Paul Tortelier

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    Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: VII. GiguePaul Tortelier
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    The Carnival of the Animals: The SwanPaul Tortelier
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    Le Carnaval des animaux - Grand Fantaisie zoologique: Le CygnePaul Tortelier
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    Façade - Two suites for orchestra (1987 Remastered Version): Popular Song (Grazioso) (II/5)Paul Tortelier
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    Don Quixote, Op. 35, TrV 184: Thema (Don Quixote, the Knight of the Mournful Countenance). MässigPaul 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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