Paul Tortelier: The Great EMI Recordings

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All Music Guide - Patsy Morita
The renowned 20th century cellist Paul Tortelier recorded exclusively for EMI during most of his career. This 2010 box set includes most of these recordings by this musician, who was a student of Pablo Casals and a teacher for a short time of Jacqueline du Pré. In addition to being a comprehensive view of Tortelier's playing, it also covers the greatest works of the cello repertoire, from Bach's suites to Tchaikovsky's "Rococo Variations" to Richard Strauss' "Don Quixote," a piece with which Tortelier became particularly associated. There is even a suite by Tortelier himself. The recordings date from the 1940s to the 1980s, so sound ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Patsy Morita
The renowned 20th century cellist Paul Tortelier recorded exclusively for EMI during most of his career. This 2010 box set includes most of these recordings by this musician, who was a student of Pablo Casals and a teacher for a short time of Jacqueline du Pré. In addition to being a comprehensive view of Tortelier's playing, it also covers the greatest works of the cello repertoire, from Bach's suites to Tchaikovsky's "Rococo Variations" to Richard Strauss' "Don Quixote," a piece with which Tortelier became particularly associated. There is even a suite by Tortelier himself. The recordings date from the 1940s to the 1980s, so sound quality does vary.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/9/2010
  • Label: Warner Classics
  • EAN: 5099968862725
  • Catalog Number: 88627
  • Sales rank: 145,550

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–7 Suite for solo cello No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007 - Johann Sebastian Bach & Paul Tortelier (18:03)
  2. 8–14 Suite for solo cello No. 4 in E flat major, BWV 1010 - Johann Sebastian Bach & Paul Tortelier (26:06)
  3. 15–21 Suite for solo cello No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011 - Johann Sebastian Bach & Paul Tortelier (27:35)
Disc 2
  1. 1–7 Suite for solo cello No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008 - Johann Sebastian Bach & Paul Tortelier (21:01)
  2. 8–14 Suite for solo cello No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009 - Johann Sebastian Bach & Paul Tortelier (23:11)
  3. 15–21 Suite for solo cello No. 6 in D major, BWV 1012 - Johann Sebastian Bach & Paul Tortelier (29:05)
Disc 3
  1. 1–3 Cello Concerto, for cello, strings & continuo in C major, RV 400 - Paul Tortelier & Antonio Vivaldi (10:38)
  2. 4–6 Cello Concerto, for cello, strings & continuo in B minor, RV 424 - Paul Tortelier & Antonio Vivaldi (11:13)
  3. 7–9 Cello Concerto, for cello, strings & continuo in C minor "Alla Rustica," RV 401 - Paul Tortelier & Antonio Vivaldi (10:12)
  4. 10–12 Double Cello Concerto, for 2 cellos, strings & continuo in G Minor, RV 531 - Paul Tortelier & Antonio Vivaldi (13:02)
  5. 13–15 Concerto for violin, 2 cellos, strings & continuo in C major, RV 561 - Paul Tortelier & Antonio Vivaldi (10:28)
  6. 16–18 Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in D major ("L'estro armonico" No. 9), Op. 3/9, RV 230 - Georges Dandelot & Antonio Vivaldi (9:01)
  7. 19–22 Trio sonata for 2 violins & continuo in G minor, Op. 2/2, HWV 387 - Paul Tortelier & George Frideric Handel (15:06)
Disc 4
  1. 1–3 Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major, H. 7b/1 - Paul Tortelier & Franz Joseph Haydn (26:54)
  2. 4–6 Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major, H. 7b/2 (Op. 101) - Paul Tortelier & Franz Joseph Haydn (28:18)
  3. 7–9 Cello Concerto in B flat major, G. 482 - Paul Tortelier & Luigi Boccherini (22:16)
Disc 5
  1. 1–3 Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129 - Robert Schumann & Paul Tortelier (25:02)
  2. 2 Kol Nidrei, for cello & orchestra, Op. 47 - Max Bruch & Paul Tortelier (10:22)
  3. 5–7 Concerto for violin, cello & orchestra in A minor ("Double"), Op. 102 - Paul Tortelier & Johannes Brahms (34:00)
  4. 6 Introduction and Variations on "Dal tuo stellato soglio" from Rossini's "Mosè", for violin & orchestra, MS 23 - Niccolò Paganini & Paul Tortelier (8:32)
Disc 6
  1. 1–3 Cello Concerto in B minor, B. 191 (Op. 104) - André Previn & Antonin Dvorák (39:24)
  2. 2 Rondo for cello & orchestra in G minor, B. 181 (Op. 94) - André Previn & Antonin Dvorák (7:33)
  3. 5–11 Variations on a Rococo Theme, for cello & orchestra (or cello & piano) in A major, Op. 33 - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Paul Tortelier (18:10)
  4. 6 Pezzo capriccioso, for cello & orchestra (or cello & piano) in B minor, Op. 62 - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Paul Tortelier (6:55)
Disc 7
  1. 1–3 Cello Concerto in D minor - Edouard Lalo & Paul Tortelier (27:35)
  2. 4–6 Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33 - Paul Tortelier & Camille Saint-Saëns (18:28)
  3. 5 Allegro appassionato, for cello & piano (or orchestra) in B minor, Op. 43 - Paul Tortelier & Camille Saint-Saëns (3:53)
  4. 6 The Swan (from "Carnival of the Animals"), original (for 2 pianos & ensemble) and arrangements - Paul Tortelier & Camille Saint-Saëns (2:37)
  5. 7 Élégie for cello & piano or orchestra in C minor, Op. 24 - Gabriel Fauré & Paul Tortelier (7:44)
  6. 10–12 Variations Symphoniques for cello & orchestra, Op.23 - Léon Boëllmann & Paul Tortelier (12:07)
Disc 8
  1. 1–4 Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85 - Edward Elgar & Paul Tortelier (27:05)
  2. 5–7 Cello Concerto - William Walton & Paul Tortelier (26:56)
  3. 8–10 Double Concerto, for violin, cello & orchestra, RT vii/5 - Frederick Delius & Paul Tortelier (21:50)
Disc 9
  1. 1–14 Don Quixote, fantastic variations for cello & orchestra, Op. 35 (TrV 184) - Richard Strauss & Paul Tortelier (40:50)
  2. 15–18 Cello Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 107 - Paul Tortelier & Dmitry Shostakovich (29:31)
Disc 10
  1. 1–2 Sonata for cello & piano No. 1 in F major, Op. 5/1 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Paul Tortelier (24:52)
  2. 3–5 Sonata for cello & piano No. 2 in G minor, Op. 5/2 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Paul Tortelier (22:22)
  3. 6–8 Sonata for cello & piano No. 3 in A major, Op. 69 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Paul Tortelier (26:13)
Disc 11
  1. 1–2 Sonata for cello & piano No. 4 in C major, Op. 102/1 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Paul Tortelier (14:37)
  2. 3–5 Sonata for cello & piano No. 5 in D major, Op. 102/2 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Paul Tortelier (18:38)
  3. 4 Variations for cello & piano in G major on Handel's "See, the Conqu'ring Hero comes," WoO 45 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Paul Tortelier (11:45)
  4. 5 Variations for cello & piano in E flat major on Mozart's "Bei Männern," WoO 46 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Paul Tortelier (9:28)
  5. 6 Variations for cello & piano in F major on Mozart's "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen," Op. 66 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Paul Tortelier (9:28)
Disc 12
  1. 1–4 Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49 - André Previn & Felix Mendelssohn (29:12)
  2. 5–8 Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 63 - Robert Schumann & André Previn (31:46)
  3. 6 Song without Words for piano No. 23 in A minor ("Volkslied"), Op. 53/5 - Paul Tortelier & Felix Mendelssohn (4:36)
  4. 7 Adagio and Rondo for cello & piano (arranged by Piatigorsky) - Carl Maria von Weber & Paul Tortelier (5:24)
Disc 13
  1. 1–4 Piano Trio in A minor - Maurice Ravel & Paul Tortelier (26:55)
  2. 5–8 Piano Trio No. 1 in F major, Op. 18 - Paul Tortelier & Camille Saint-Saëns (27:56)
  3. 9–11 Sonata for cello & piano No. 1 in C minor, Op. 32 - Paul Tortelier & Camille Saint-Saëns (21:25)
Disc 14
  1. 1–3 Sonata for cello & piano No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38 - Paul Tortelier & Johannes Brahms (26:33)
  2. 4–7 Sonata for Cello & Piano No. 2 in F major, Op. 99 - Paul Tortelier & Johannes Brahms (27:41)
  3. 8–10 Sonata for arpeggione & piano in A minor ("Arpeggione Sonata"), D. 821 - Franz Schubert & Paul Tortelier (23:16)
Disc 15
  1. 1–4 Sonata for cello & piano in G minor, Op. 65, CT. 204 - Frédéric Chopin & Paul Tortelier (24:07)
  2. 5–8 Sonata for cello & piano in G minor, Op. 19 - Sergey Rachmaninov & Paul Tortelier (32:26)
  3. 6 Sonata for cello & piano No. 2 in G minor, Op. 117 - Gabriel Fauré & Paul Tortelier (18:09)
Disc 16
  1. 1–3 Sonata for cello & piano No. 1 in B flat major, Op. 45 - Paul Tortelier & Felix Mendelssohn (28:30)
  2. 4–7 Sonata for cello & piano No. 2 in D major, Op. 58 - Paul Tortelier & Felix Mendelssohn (27:51)
  3. 8–10 Sonata for cello & piano No. 1 in D minor, Op. 109 - Gabriel Fauré & Paul Tortelier (17:03)
Disc 17
  1. 1–3 Sonata for solo cello, Op. 8 - Paul Tortelier & Zoltán Kodály (29:53)
  2. 4–9 Suite for cello solo in D - Paul Tortelier & Paul Tortelier (20:19)
  3. 10–14 Duo for violin & cello, Op 49 - Alexander Tcherepnin & Paul Tortelier (11:50)
  4. 15–18 Suite for solo cello - Alexander Tcherepnin & Paul Tortelier (6:07)
Disc 18
  1. 1–3 Sonata for cello & piano in A minor, Op. 36 - Edvard Grieg & Paul Tortelier (28:45)
  2. 2 Introduction and Polonaise brillante for cello & piano in C major, Op. 3, CT. 148 - Frédéric Chopin & Paul Tortelier (9:29)
  3. 3 Prelude for piano No. 4 in E minor, Op. 28/4, CT. 169 - Frédéric Chopin & Paul Tortelier (2:36)
  4. 4 Rondo for cello & piano in G minor, B. 171 (Op. 94) - Paul Tortelier & Antonin Dvorák (7:07)
  5. 5 Elfentanz for cello & piano, Op 39 "Dance of the Elves" - David Popper & Paul Tortelier (3:01)
  6. 6 The Flight of the Bumble Bee, musical picture for orchestra (from The Tale of Tsar Saltan) - Paul Tortelier & Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1:17)
  7. 7 Vocalise, instrumental arrangement, Op. 34/14 - Sergey Rachmaninov & Paul Tortelier (4:49)
  8. 8 Esquisses for cello & piano - Nikolas Karjinsky & Paul Tortelier (2:53)
  9. 9 Bagatelle for violin & piano, "Die Biene" Op.13/9 - Paul Tortelier & Franz Schubert (1:18)
  10. 10 Moto perpetuo, for violin & guitar (or orchestra) in C major, Op. 11, MS 72 - Niccolò Paganini & Paul Tortelier (3:40)
  11. 11 Sonata for cello & piano No. 10 in E major: 1. Grave / 2. Allegro - Paul Tortelier & Giuseppe Valentini (5:26)
  12. 12 Toccata, Adagio and Fugue, for organ in C major, BWV 564 (BC J36): Adagio - Johann Sebastian Bach & Paul Tortelier (3:51)
Disc 19
  1. 1 Carnival of the Animals, zoological fantasy for 2 pianos & ensemble: The Swan. Adagio - Paul Tortelier & Camille Saint-Saëns (2:50)
  2. 2 Allegro appassionato, for cello & piano (or orchestra) in B minor, Op. 43 - Paul Tortelier & Camille Saint-Saëns (3:39)
  3. 3 Suite for cello & piano, Op. 16 - Paul Tortelier & Camille Saint-Saëns (2:50)
  4. 4 Samson et Dalila, opera in 3 acts, Op. 47: Mon cœur s'ouvre a ta voix - Paul Tortelier & Camille Saint-Saëns (3:17)
  5. 5 Samson et Dalila, opera in 3 acts, Op. 47: Dance of the Priestesses of Dagon - Paul Tortelier & Camille Saint-Saëns (1:51)
  6. 6 Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor, Op. 61: Andantino - Paul Tortelier & Camille Saint-Saëns (7:04)
  7. 7 Étienne Marcel: airs de ballet, for 2 pianos (arr. Debussy) - Paul Tortelier & Camille Saint-Saëns (1:48)
  8. 8 Les cloches du soir, for piano in E flat major, Op. 85 - Paul Tortelier & Camille Saint-Saëns (3:42)
  9. 9 Élégie: O doux printemps d'autrefois, for voice & piano (from "Mélodies, Vol.1") - Jules Massenet & Paul Tortelier (2:18)
  10. 10 Après un rêve ("Dans un sommeil"), song for voice & piano, Op. 7/1 - Gabriel Fauré & Paul Tortelier (2:54)
  11. 11 Élégie for cello & piano or orchestra in C minor, Op. 24 - Gabriel Fauré & Paul Tortelier (7:02)
  12. 12 Papillon, for cello & piano, Op. 77 - Gabriel Fauré & Paul Tortelier (2:40)
  13. 13 Sérénade, for cello & piano in B minor, Op. 98 - Gabriel Fauré & Paul Tortelier (2:44)
  14. 14 Sicilienne, for cello & piano, Op. 78 - Gabriel Fauré & Paul Tortelier (3:53)
  15. 15 Minstrels, prelude for piano, L. 117/12 - Paul Tortelier & Claude Debussy (2:30)
  16. 16 Villageoise for cello & piano - Gérard Hekking & Paul Tortelier (2:44)
  17. 17 Pièce en forme de Habanera, arrangement(s) for solo instrument & keyboard - Maurice Ravel & Paul Tortelier (2:52)
  18. 18 Zapateado, for violin & piano, Op. 23/2 - Pablo de Sarasate & Paul Tortelier (3:51)
  19. 19 Intermezzo, for cello & piano (arrangement by Cassadó from Goyescas) - Enriqué Granados & Paul Tortelier (5:08)
  20. 20 Granadina - Joaquin Nin & Paul Tortelier (2:11)
  21. 21 Pishnetto (Recital Etude No. 5), for cello & piano - Paul Tortelier & Paul Tortelier (1:51)
  22. 22–24 Miniatures (3) for 2 cellos - Paul Tortelier & Paul Tortelier (3:15)
  23. 23 Valse for 2 cellos & piano (or orchestra) No 1 ("Alla Maud") (5:56)
Disc 20
  1. 1 Toccata for keyboard in F major (Turin Raccolta Giordano, tome 1; CEKM 30/1, No. 16) - Girolamo Frescobaldi & Gaspar Cassadó (5:10)
  2. 2 Work(s) - Paul Bazelaire & François Couperin (4:46)
  3. 3 Kinderszenen No. 7 ("Träumerei"), for piano, Op. 15/7 - Robert Schumann & Paul Tortelier (3:26)
  4. 4 Orientale, for violin & piano, Op. 50/9 - César Cui & Paul Tortelier (2:43)
  5. 5 Music for Children, easy pieces (12) for piano, Op. 65: March - Paul Tortelier & Sergey Prokofiev (1:46)
  6. 6–8 Cello Concerto in C major, H. 72 - Paul Tortelier & Arthur Honegger (16:22)
  7. 9–11 Sonata for cello & piano, L. 135 - Paul Tortelier & Claude Debussy (10:35)
  8. 10 The Well-Tempered Clavier (24), collection of preludes & fugues, Book I, BWV 846-869 (BC L80-103): Prelude in E flat minor - Johann Sebastian Bach & Paul Tortelier (4:30)
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Wow. A 20-disc set. This is what they advertised, a comprehensive collection of Tortelier's work. This will take weeks, months, maybe even years to listen to, but you will enjoy every second. I especially love the ninth disc with all the Don Quixote variations. Really well done. A great buy for yourself, and I would also recommend this as a great gift idea for any fan of Mr. Tortelier.

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