Tortelier


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Tortelier

(French tɔrtəlje)
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(Biography) Paul (pɔl). 1914–90, French cellist and composer
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Internationally recognized conductors with whom he has worked include Osmo Vanska, Andrew Litton, Jerzy Semkow, Mark Wigglesworth, Jeffrey Tate, Vladimir Spivakov, Michael Christie, Gerard Schwarz, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Jeffrey Kahane, James Judd, Roberto Minczuk, Stefan Sanderling, JoAnn Falletta, James Paul, Carlos Kalmar, Hans Vonk, Joseph Silverstein, Jens Nygaard, Yan Pascal Tortelier and Vasily Petrenko.
The list of other venues for recordings throws up some surprises among those we would expect: London's Abbey Road studios; Bedworth Civic Centre (this for the Lalo Symphonie Espagnole with solo violinist Yan Pascal Tortelier, his illustrious father Paul taking over for a Saint-Saens Cello Concerto, another of which he recorded with Fremaux and the CBSO at the De Montfort Hall in Leicester; the Corby Festival Hall; and, of course, Birmingham Town Hall, the orchestra's then home.
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Published in 2014, this video is a reissue of a documentary about, and performances by, the great French cellist Paul Tortelier, made by the Swiss filmmaker and psychoanalyst Peter Amman from 1989.
It was a nice programming touch to bring together a British orchestra, French conductor (the irrepressible Yan Pascal Tortelier whose bouncy, effervescent style on the box is a delight) and German soloist in a sort-of musical reconciliation - in this case through Elgar's elegiac Cello Concerto, penned in the wake of WWI.
I wandered into a room where, to my amazement, the great French cellist Paul Tortelier was giving a tutorial.
A modo de ejemplo: el gran chelista y maestro frances Paul Tortelier, en sus clases magistrales sobre la Suite No.
As a result these are traumatic works, and are well realised by the cellist Enrico Dindo, a fine virtusoso who like Tortelier entered into the solo field after some years as the Principal cellist of an Orchestra.
He has worked and recorded with a host of great conductors, including Gergiev, Previn, Haitink, Sir Colin Davis, Sir Andrew Davis, Rostropovich, Menuhin, Harding, Xavier-Roth, Chung and Tortelier.
On leaving in 1978, he was invited by Paul Tortelier to study with him for two years in Nice.
In the course of the sixty years of the Prague Spring Festival Competition the jury has included outstanding artists from all parts of the world (David Oistrach, Vaclav Holzknecht, Karel Pravoslav Sadlo, Paul Tortelier, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Alois Haba, Hans Haselbock, Wolfgang Schneiderhan, Angelica May, Josef Suk, Philip Jones, Rudolf Firkusny, Lazar Berman, Vaclav Neumann, Rafael Kubelik or Jorma Panula).
St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Jan Pascal Tortelier.