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Paul Tortelier - Testament To Bach - The Complete Cello Suites

Tortelier,Paul
Release Date: 10/14/2008 
Label:  Video Artists International   Catalog #: 4481  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Paul Tortelier
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
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A film by Peter Ammann Recorded at the Abbaye St. Michel de Cuxa, Festival Pablo Casals of Prades Live performances, July 1990 In July 1990, the renowned cellist Paul Tortelier played the complete Bach Suites for the 40th anniversary of the first Festival Pablo Casals of Prades, in the beautiful Abbey of Saint-Michel de Cuxa. Though in ailing health (he died later that same year), Tortelier undertook the performances as an homage to his mentor, Casals. Filmed by Peter Ammann, this document is, in the words of the cellist's son, Yan Pascal Tortelier, "unique in that it sums up my father's whole life on the cello. On the eve of his death it tells us forever how the music of Bach was singing in his heart and soul - a musical Read more testament." 156 minutes, Color, mono, All regions. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Suite for Cello solo no 1 in G major, BWV 1007 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Paul Tortelier (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
2. Suite for Cello solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1008 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Paul Tortelier (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
3. Suite for Cello solo no 4 in E flat major, BWV 1010 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Paul Tortelier (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
4. Suite for Cello solo no 6 in D major, BWV 1012 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Paul Tortelier (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 

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