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Paul Tortelier - The Complete Musician

Release Date: 06/17/2014 
Label:  Video Artists International   Catalog #: 4570  
Composer:  Carl Philipp Emmanuel BachSir Edward ElgarAntonín DvorákPeter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Paul Tortelier
Conductor:  Edmond de StoutzArmin JordanAlbert KaiserDaniel Schweizer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Chamber OrchestraSuisse Romande OrchestraCollegium Musicum Basel,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

An intimate profile of the musical life of cellist Paul Tortelier (1914-1990), one of the twentieth century’s most esteemed musicians. In addition to the documentary, the DVD features single-camera performance footage of complete concerti by Elgar (with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande under the direction of Armin Jordan), Dvo?ák, and C.P.E. Bach, as well as Tchaikovsky’s “Rococo Variations” and encore pieces from Tortelier’s suite “Mon Cirque.” In the documentary, Tortelier is seen in master classes, in rehearsal, and private settings, sharing his profound philosophies on music and life.

Color, 184 minutes (documentary: 52 minutes; performances: 132 minutes), 4:3, NTSC (Playable all regions)

Read more performance footage on this DVD was videotaped using a single camera. The close-up view of Tortelier provides an indispensable learning tool for string players, and offers a unique perspective for all viewers of one of the world’s great cellists.

C.P.E. Bach: Concerto for Cello No. 3 in A major, H.439 (Wq.172)
Paul Tortelier, cello
Zürich Chamber Orchestra; Edmund de Stoutz, conductor
(Uitikon, 1988)

Edward Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op.85
Paul Tortelier, cello
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande; Armin Jordan, conductor
(Geneva, 1988)

Antonín Dvorák: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op.104
Encore - Paul Tortelier: Three movements from Mon Cirque
Paul Tortelier, cello
Collegium Musicum Basel; Albert E. Kaiser, conductor
(Basel, 1989)

Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33
Encore - Tortelier: Four movements from Mon Cirque
Paul Tortelier, cello
Zürich Symphony Orchestra; Daniel Schweizer, conductor
(Zürich, 1989) Read less

Works on This Recording

Concerto for Cello no 3 in A major, Wq 172/H 439 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Paul Tortelier (Cello)
Conductor:  Edmond de Stoutz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1753; Berlin, Germany 
Concerto for Cello in E minor, Op. 85 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Paul Tortelier (Cello)
Conductor:  Armin Jordan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1919; England 
Concerto for Cello in B minor, Op. 104/B 191 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Paul Tortelier (Cello)
Conductor:  Albert Kaiser
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Musicum Basel
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894-1895; USA 
Variations for Cello and Orchestra on a Rococo theme, Op. 33 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Paul Tortelier (Cello)
Conductor:  Daniel Schweizer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Russia 

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