Yuli Turovsky

Biography

Born: June 7, 1937; Moscow, Russia  
Yuli Turovsky is one of many Russian émigré musicians who has established a career in the West as a conductor and soloist. Like Mstislav Rostropovich, he was trained as a cellist who gradually became attracted to conducting, often splitting his career evenly between the podium and instrumental performance. He is probably best-known as the conductor of I Musici de Montréal, the Canadian chamber ensemble he founded and with which he has appeared on Read more over 40 recordings.

Turovsky started lessons on the cello at seven; two years later, in 1946, he began studies at Moscow's Central School of Music. After graduating in 1957, he enrolled at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory, where he studied cello with Galina Kozolupova. He graduated in 1962 with high honors and received a doctorate degree from the conservatory in 1969, by which time he had already established a career both as a soloist and chamber music collaborator. He was a member of the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, led by Rudolf Barshai, serving as principal cellist and often performing as a soloist. He had also tried his hand at conducting by this time, leading a group formed at Moscow's Gnessin Music School. In 1969, he captured first prize at the prestigious U.S.S.R. Cello Competition, after which his career rapidly advanced. He made a number of recordings with the Soviet label Melodiya and began gaining international recognition from their issue, as well as from his tours abroad with the MCO In 1976, he emigrated from the Soviet Union to Canada with his wife, Eleonora Turovsky, a violinist with whom he often concertized. Settling in Montreal, Turovsky founded the Borodin Trio in 1977 and, with his wife, also formed the Turovsky Duo. The other members of the Borodin Trio were Luba Edlina on piano and Rostislav Dubinsky on violin. Turovsky also joined the faculty of the Montreal Conservatory in 1977, serving until 1985. In 1980, Turovsky was granted Canadian citizenship and the following year began teaching at the University of Montreal. He founded the Montreal-based chamber ensemble I Musici de Montréal in 1983, but the group would not give its first public concert until November 1984. The ensemble consists of only 15 players -- nine violinists, three violists, two cellists, and one double-bass player. Eleonora Turovsky was appointed concertmaster. (It should be noted that she is also a well-known painter, her work having attracted attention at exhibitions in both Moscow and Montreal.) In 1983, Turovsky and his I Musici group began making recordings for the Chandos label. Their more successful efforts included the Shostakovich Symphony No. 14, the Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence, and Schoenberg's Verklärte Nachte. In 1993, Turovsky departed the Borodin Trio as his activities both in the concert hall and recording studio were growing more demanding. He had made about 25 recordings with the group, which included performances of piano trios by Hummel, Mozart, Mendelssohn, and many other works. Read less

Biography

Born: June 7, 1937; Moscow, Russia  
Yuli Turovsky is one of many Russian émigré musicians who has established a career in the West as a conductor and soloist. Like Mstislav Rostropovich, he was trained as a cellist who gradually became attracted to conducting, often splitting his career evenly between the podium and instrumental performance. He is probably best-known as the conductor of I Musici de Montréal, the Canadian chamber ensemble he founded and with which he has appeared on Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Pezzo elegiaco: Moderato assai - Allegro giusto
II. Tema con variazioni: Andante con moto
I. Allegro
II. Tres vif
III. Lent
IV. Vif, avec entrain
I. Molto moderato con grazia
II. Andantino en canon - III. Vivace e leggiero
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegro
I. Preludium: Andante moderato
II. Rondo: Allegro con brio
I. Allegro non troppo
II. Allegro
III. Largo
IV. Allegro
I. Andante grave
II. Moderato
III. Allegro, ma non troppo
I. Allegro
II. Intermezzo: Allegro ma non troppo - Trio: Animato
III. Andante con moto - Animato
IV. Rondo alla zingarese: Presto - Meno presto - Molto presto
I. Allegro ma non troppo
II. Scherzo: Allegro
III. Andante
I. Allegro non troppo
II. Poco adagio
III. Scherzo: Poco allegro - Trio
IV. Finale: Allegro
I. Allegro molto
II. Adagio molto e mesto
III. Allegretto scherzando - Trio
IV. Finale: Allegro vivace
I. Allegro moderato
II. Largo
III. Scherzo: Presto - Trio: Poco meno mosso
IV. Finale: Allegro non tanto - Poco piu mosso - Tempo I
I. Lento maestoso - Allegro vivace, quasi doppio movimento - Tempo I - Allegro molto
II. Poco adagio - Vivace non troppo - Cadenza - Poco adagio - Vivace -
III. Andante - Vivace non troppo - Andante - Allegretto
IV. Andante moderato (quasi tempo di marcia) - Allegretto scherzando - Allegro - Moderato (Tempo I)
V. Allegro - Meno - Tempo I - Meno mosso - Piu mosso (Allegro)
V. Allegro - Meno - Tempo I - Meno mosso - Piu mosso (Allegro)
VI. Lento maestoso - Vivace, quasi doppio movimento - Lento - Vivace
VI. Lento maestoso - Vivace, quasi doppio movimento - Lento - Vivace
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante un poco mosso
III. Scherzo: Allegro
IV. Rondo: Allegro vivace
I. Allegro
II. Andante con moto
III. Scherzo: Allegro moderato
IV. Allegro moderato
I. Allegro vivace e con brio
II. Largo assai ed espressione
III. Presto
I. Allegro moderato
II. Allegretto
III. Andante cantabile, ma pero con moto
IV. Finale: Allegro - Presto
I. Andante di molto
II. Rondeau: Allegro assai
I. Prologue
II. Serenade
III. Finale
I. Mit Energie und Leidenschaft
II. Lebhaft, doch nicht zu rasch
III. Langsam, mit inniger Empfindung
IV. Mit Feuer
I. Sehr lebhaft
II. Mit innigem Ausdruck
III. In massiger Bewegung
IV. Nicht zu rasch
I. Bewegt, doch nicht zu rasch
II. Ziemlich langsam
III. Rasch
IV. Kraftig, mit Humor
No. 1. Romanze
No. 2. Humoreske
No. 3. Duett
No. 4. Finale
I. Prelude: Lento
II. Fugue: Adagio
III. Scherzo: Allegretto
IV. Intermezzo: Lento
V. Finale: Allegretto
I. Andante - Moderato
II. Allegro non troppo
III. Largo
IV. Allegretto
I. Allegro
II. Adagio cantabile
III. Scherzo
IV. Finale: Presto
I. Adagio - Allegro vivace
II. Largo con espressione
III. Scherzo: Allegro, with Trio
IV. Finale: Presto
I. Allegro con bio
II. Andante cantabile con variazioni
III. Menuetto: Quasi allegro, with Trio
IV. Finale: Prestissimo
I. Allegro vivace e con brio
II. Largo assai ed espressione
III. Presto
I. Poco sostenuto - Allegro ma non troppo
II. Allegretto
III. Allegretto ma non troppo
IV. Finale: Allegro
I. Allegro moderato
II. Allegretto
III. Andante cantabile, ma pero con moto
IV. Finale: Allegro
I. Allegro con brio
II. Scherzo: Allegro molto
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro
I. Allegro energico
I. Allegro energico
II. Presto non assai
II. Presto non assai
III. Andante grazioso
III. Andante grazioso
IV. Allegro molto
IV. Allegro molto
I. Moderato - allegro moderato
II. Quasi variazione
III. Allegro risoluto
I. Allegro moderato
II. Scherzo: Vivacissimo
III. Largo
IV. Allegro con spirito


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