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Paul Tortelier - The Great EMI Recordings
BACH, HANDEL, HAYDN, BOCCHERINI, SCHUMANN, BRUCH, BRAHMS, PAGANINI, DVORÁK, TCHAIKOVSKY, LALO, FAURÉ, BOËLLMANN, ELGAR, WALTON, DELIUS, STRAUSS, SHOSTAKOVICH, BEETHOVEN, MENDELSSOHN, WEBER, SAINT-SAËNS, BRAHMS, SCHUBERT, CHOPIN, RACHMANINOFF, KODÁLY, TORTELIER, TCHEREPNIN, GRIEG, POPPER and others
Paul Tortelier (cello)
Various other artists and orchestras
rec. 1946-84 Full Tracklisting below
EMI CLASSICS 6 88627 2 [20 CDs: 71:54 + 73:28 + 79:52 + 77:32 + 78:00 + 72:09 + 72:31 + 75:58 + 70:32 + 73:31 + 64:00 + 71:03 + 76:20 + 77:36 + 74:46 + 73:28 + 76:58 + 74:20 + 79:03 + 74:06]

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After their Menuhin retrospective box I was waiting keenly for suitable honour to be done to Tortelier’s EMI recordings. And here it is, a big twenty CD collection. Tortelier revisited his discography over the years and in the main we have later traversals. To take a solitary example we have the Menuhin Brahms Double rather than the earlier (superior) Ferras.
 
There is a cornucopia of riches in this box and a few highlights will be in order. The first two discs are given over to his 1992 Bach suites cycle. Tortelier was endlessly judged against his colleague Fournier in this repertoire but it’s just as instructive to listen to the various recordings Tortelier left behind. My own preference, perhaps because the visual element is so compelling but also I think because the playing is even more elevated, is for the recordings made at Abbaye St. Michel de Cuxa, during the Casals-Prades festival in 1990.
 
Vivaldi occupies the third disc, arrangements by Malipiero, of concertos in which – though he hardly emulates his woody tone - Tortelier reminds us of the august French Vivaldian lineage on disc of Maurice Maréchal; romantic, expressive, quite muscular. Ledger’s harpsichord playing and direction are first class. Jörg Faerber is on hand for the Haydn concertos and as ever his conducting is assured and likeable, his forces crisp and discreet and avoiding over-accenting. Tortelier plays with elasticity and eloquence, and uses his own cadenzas, a bit of an acquired taste.
 
His son Yan Pascal offers first class conductorial support in the Schumann where Tortelier senior’s rubato is artfully shaped, and his tonal suavity not overdone. The Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations is equally assured. I saw Tortelier and Menuhin play the Brahms Double at around the time of these November 1984 sessions. On disc the violinist’s frailties are all too exposed, the spot-lit recording hardly helping in this respect. He had Previn as support in the Dvorák. I prefer the previous outing with Sargent but this one has engaging extroversion – it’s even rather bluff in places.
 
The seventh disc houses a first class Lalo D minor, quite equal to Navarra’s, and an aristocratically conceived Saint-Saëns A minor. Both have the superior conducting of Louis Frémaux and his Birmingham forces. The once-ubiquitous Boëllmann Symphonic Variations are given a fine dusting off. When played with such poise and panache you wonder at the timidity of other cellists in not offering it. Disc 8 is self-recommending, and all British. His Elgar was always amongst the best. This is the 1972 Boult, but others prefer the earlier Sargent. I’ll take this happily. The Walton is the Bournemouth/Berglund with the lyric and sardonic elements held in perfect balance. The Delius Double is saddled with an again off-form Menuhin, and is not ideally balanced, but is valuable to have nevertheless.
 
Don Quixote was in a sense what Tortelier became, physically. One could hardly have a more visually appropriate analogue to Strauss’s music. This is the 1973 Kempe recording with Rostal playing viola – the second of Tortelier’s recordings with the conductor in other works; the Beecham, is equally famed. Coupled with it is the Shostakovich E flat Concerto – wholly committed, sinewy and powerful. Berglund is the excellent conductor. The central discs are given over to the Beethoven cello sonatas. I don’t think these performances with the first class Eric Heidsieck will be as familiar as many others in this box, which makes their inclusion all the more worthy and valuable. There is real interplay here, a quick and tensile accommodation of the music’s grand designs. The ensemble is truly excellent and as Heidsieck shows elsewhere in this set he is a hugely underestimated pianist, a sonata partner of compelling imagination, subtlety and flair.
 
When it comes to piano trios, we have a raft. The Mendelssohn D minor and Schumann in the same key saw Tortelier join forces with Kyung-Wha Chung and André Previn. These are attractive though not really top-drawer performances and I prefer the Ravel Trio with Yan Pascal and Maria de la Pau, which is a more complete and rounded conception with a better sense of integration. The Brahms sonatas are with de la Pau, as are the Mendelssohn sonatas; admirably sturdy and ship-shape performances that refuse to linger and make a meal of things. Some may find them therefore a little lacking in a sense of projection. The two Fauré sonatas are also here, the second in disc 15 and the first in the following volume. Both are with Heidsieck, and have something of the magic that pervaded Tortelier’s early 1960s recordings of them with Jean Hubeau. Certainly the pairing is consistently superior to the occasionally indeterminate association of Tortelier with Aldo Ciccolini; their Chopin and Rachmaninov pairing works well only in parts. I don’t sense full rapport.
 
Disc seventeen is exciting. The Kodály solo sonata is at a total remove from János Starker’s kind of vision – it’s an altogether more grand seigniorial approach, less resinous and biting, more legato orientated. Tortelier’s own baroque-leaning Suite is a charmer. Tcherepnin’s Trio (Yan Pascal, the composer himself) is a refined opus with insinuating warmth and a folkloric finale in big boots. His Duo for violin and cello sports some real introspection in its central Moderato, whilst the solo suite is a multi-faceted soliloquy with folk drive, drones and elemental pizzicato in its exciting lexicon. Disc 18 is a mixed bag; a good Grieg sonata with Robert Weisz from 1959 is followed by some standard fare to excite or pacify the spirits (Rimsky’s Bee, Rachmaninov’s Vocalise etc). Similarly the penultimate disc offers a sheaf of Saint-Saëns arrangements and a mostly-Gallic encore selection. They’re all played with enormous conviction; it’s especially good to hear his old teacher Gérard Hekking’s Villageoise. These short pieces extend into the final disc, marked ‘Historical’, which takes us back to the very first piece here, from 1946, with Tasso Janopoulo and Gerald Moore from 1948 – Bach, more Tortelier and the Debussy sonata with Moore. The most substantial is the excellently pointed Honegger Concerto with Tzipine.
 
So ends a finely conceived and unproblematically transferred corpus of Tortelier’s recordings. To those antipathetic to the high wire Russian tradition his playing served as a noble alternative, though this is not a view doubtless he would have shared. In any case his many admirers will find here much that has slipped through the net over the years; this box merits the highest admiration.
 
Jonathan Woolf
 

 

Full Tracklisting
CD1
Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750)
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12 (2010 Digital Remaster), Suite No.1 in G major, BWV1007: Prélude
2:27
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12 (2010 Digital Remaster), Suite No.1 in G major, BWV1007: Allemande
4:20
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12 (2010 Digital Remaster), Suite No.1 in G major, BWV1007: Courante
2:37
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12 (2010 Digital Remaster), Suite No.1 in G major, BWV1007: Sarabande
3:90
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12 (2010 Digital Remaster), Suite No.1 in G major, BWV1007: Menuett I
1:20
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12 (2010 Digital Remaster), Suite No.1 in G major, BWV1007: Menuett II
2:80
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12 (2010 Digital Remaster), Suite No.1 in G major, BWV1007: Gigue
1:59
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12 (2010 Digital Remaster), Suite No.4 in E flat, BWV1010: Prélude
5:55
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12 (2010 Digital Remaster), Suite No.4 in E flat, BWV1010: Allemande
3:58
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12 (2010 Digital Remaster), Suite No.4 in E flat, BWV1010: Courante
3:26
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12 (2010 Digital Remaster), Suite No.4 in E flat, BWV1010: Sarabande
5:20
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12 (2010 Digital Remaster), Suite No.4 in E flat, BWV1010: Bourrée I
2:53
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12 (2010 Digital Remaster), Suite No.4 in E flat, BWV1010: Bourrée II
2:80
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12 (2010 Digital Remaster), Suite No.4 in E flat, BWV1010: Gigue
2:41
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12 (2010 Digital Remaster), Suite No.5 in C minor, BWV1011: Prélude
7:44
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12 (2010 Digital Remaster), Suite No.5 in C minor, BWV1011: Allemande
7:10
 
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12 (2010 Digital Remaster), Suite No.5 in C minor, BWV1011: Courante
2:15
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12 (2010 Digital Remaster), Suite No.5 in C minor, BWV1011: Sarabande
3:17
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12 (2010 Digital Remaster), Suite No.5 in C minor, BWV1011: Gavotte I
2:15
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12 (2010 Digital Remaster), Suite No.5 in C minor, BWV1011: Gavotte II
2:21
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12 (2010 Digital Remaster), Suite No.5 in C minor, BWV1011: Gigue
2:36
CD 2
Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750)
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12 (2010 Digital Remaster), Suite No.2 in D minor, BWV1008: Prélude
4:10
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12 (2010 Digital Remaster), Suite No.2 in D minor, BWV1008: Allemande
3:55
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12 (2010 Digital Remaster), Suite No.2 in D minor, BWV1008: Courante
2:60
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12 (2010 Digital Remaster), Suite No.2 in D minor, BWV1008: Sarabande
4:50
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12 (2010 Digital Remaster), Suite No.2 in D minor, BWV1008: Menuett I
1:20
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12 (2010 Digital Remaster), Suite No.2 in D minor, BWV1008: Menuett II
1:59
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12 (2010 Digital Remaster), Suite No.2 in D minor, BWV1008: Gigue
2:47
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12 (2010 Digital Remaster), Suite No.3 in C major, BWV1009: Prélude
3:30
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12 (2010 Digital Remaster), Suite No.3 in C major, BWV1009: Allemande
3:51
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12 (2010 Digital Remaster), Suite No.3 in C major, BWV1009: Courante
3:20
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12 (2010 Digital Remaster), Suite No.3 in C major, BWV1009: Sarbande
5:23
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12 (2010 Digital Remaster), Suite No.3 in C major, BWV1009: Bourrée I
1:40
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12 (2010 Digital Remaster), Suite No.3 in C major, BWV1009: Bourrée II
2:27
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12 (2010 Digital Remaster), Suite No.3 in C major, BWV1009: Gigue
3:16
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12 (2010 Digital Remaster), Suite No.6 in D major, BWV1012: Prélude
5:44
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12 (2010 Digital Remaster), Suite No.6 in D major, BWV1012: Allemande
6:31
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12 (2010 Digital Remaster), Suite No.6 in D major, BWV1012: Courante
3:29
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12 (2010 Digital Remaster), Suite No.6 in D major, BWV1012: Sarabande
5:33
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12 (2010 Digital Remaster), Suite No.6 in D major, BWV1012: Gavotte I
1:40
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12 (2010 Digital Remaster), Suite No.6 in D major, BWV1012: Gavotte II
2:15
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12 (2010 Digital Remaster), Suite No.6 in D major, BWV1012: Gigue
3:56
CD 3
Antonio VIVALDI (1678-1741)
Cello Concerto in C RV400 (1989 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro
3:23
Cello Concerto in C RV400 (1989 Digital Remaster): II. Largo
4:32
Cello Concerto in C RV400 (1989 Digital Remaster): III. Allegro non molto
2:33
Cello Concerto in B minor RV424 (1989 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro non molto
4:60
Cello Concerto in B minor RV424 (1989 Digital Remaster): II. Largo
3:23
Cello Concerto in B minor RV424 (1989 Digital Remaster): III. Allegro
3:36
Cello Concerto in C minor RV401 (1989 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro non molto
4:16
Cello Concerto in C minor RV401 (1989 Digital Remaster): II. Adagio
2:37
Cello Concerto in C minor RV401 (1989 Digital Remaster): III. Allegro ma non molto
3:13
Concerto in G minor for two cellos RV 531 (1989 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro
3:41
Concerto in G minor for two cellos RV 531 (1989 Digital Remaster): II. Largo
5:47
Concerto in G minor for two cellos RV 531 (1989 Digital Remaster): III. Allegro
3:26
Concerto in C for violin and two cellos RV 561 (1989 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro
3:57
Concerto in C for violin and two cellos RV 561 (1989 Digital Remaster): II. Largo
3:44
Concerto in C for violin and two cellos RV 561 (1989 Digital Remaster): III. Allegro
2:42
12 Concerti Grossi Op. 3 (L'estro armonico) (arr. Dandelot) (1991 Digital Remaster), No. 9 in D major RV230: I. Allegro
2:38
12 Concerti Grossi Op. 3 (L'estro armonico) (arr. Dandelot) (1991 Digital Remaster), No. 9 in D major RV230: II. Larghetto
4:15
12 Concerti Grossi Op. 3 (L'estro armonico) (arr. Dandelot) (1991 Digital Remaster), No. 9 in D major RV230: III. Allegro
1:57
Georg Frideric HANDEL (1685-1759)
Trio Sonata in G minor: I. Grave
5:30
Trio Sonata in G minor: II. Allegro
2:15
Trio Sonata in G minor: III. Largo
4:35
Trio Sonata in G minor: IV. Fugue
2:47
CD 4
Joseph HAYDN (1732-1809)
Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Hob. VIIb: 1 (cadenzas: Tortelier): I. Moderato
10:46
Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Hob. VIIb: 1 (cadenzas: Tortelier): II. Adagio
8:53
Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Hob. VIIb: 1 (cadenzas: Tortelier): III. Allegro molto
7:10
Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Hob. VIIb: 2 (cadenzas: Tortelier): I. Allegro moderato
15:45
Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Hob. VIIb: 2 (cadenzas: Tortelier): II. Adagio (Cadenza: Tortelier)
6:30
Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Hob. VIIb: 2 (cadenzas: Tortelier): III. Rondo (Allegro)
6:19
Luigi BOCCHERINI (1743-1805)
Concerto in B flat for Cello and Orchestra G482 (ed. Grützmacher) (1991 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro moderato
8:28
Concerto in B flat for Cello and Orchestra G482 (ed. Grützmacher) (1991 Digital Remaster): II. Andantino grazioso
7:17
Concerto in B flat for Cello and Orchestra G482 (ed. Grützmacher) (1991 Digital Remaster): III. Rondo : Allegro
6:24
CD 5
Robert SCHUMANN (1810-1856)
Cello Concerto in A minor Op. 129 (1992 Digital Remaster): I. Nicht zu schnell -
11:14
Cello Concerto in A minor Op. 129 (1992 Digital Remaster): II. Langsam - Etwas lebhafter - Schneller -
4:25
Cello Concerto in A minor Op. 129 (1992 Digital Remaster): III. Sehr lebhaft - (Cadenza: Paul Tortelier) - Im Tempo - Schneller
9:19
Max BRUCH (1838-1920)
Kol Nidrei Op. 47 (1979 Digital Remaster)
10:17
Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897)
Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra in A minor Op. 102: I. Allegro
17:30
Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra in A minor Op. 102: II. Andante
7:47
Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra in A minor Op. 102: III. Vivace non troppo
9:70
Niccolň PAGANINI (1782-1840)
Introduction and Variations on 'Dal tuo stellato soglio' from Rossini's 'Mosé' Op. 24 (arr Tortelier) (1991 Digital Remaster)
8:32
CD 6
Antonín DVORÁK (1841-1904)
Cello Concerto in B minor B191 (Op. 104) (1988 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro
15:24
Cello Concerto in B minor B191 (Op. 104) (1988 Digital Remaster): II. Adagio ma non troppo
11:39
Cello Concerto in B minor B191 (Op. 104) (1988 Digital Remaster): III. Finale (Allegro moderato)
12:15
Rondo in G minor B181 (Op. 94) (1979 Digital Remaster)
7:28
Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893)
Variations on a Rococo Theme in A major Op. 33 (1988 Digital Remaster): Introduction (Moderato quasi Andante), Theme (Moderato semplice) and Variation I (Tempo della Thema) -
3:30
Variations on a Rococo Theme in A major Op. 33 (1988 Digital Remaster): Variation II (Tempo di Thema) -
1:14
Variations on a Rococo Theme in A major Op. 33 (1988 Digital Remaster): Variation III (Andante sostenuto) -
3:34
Variations on a Rococo Theme in A major Op. 33 (1988 Digital Remaster): Variation IV (Andante grazioso - Un poco animato) -
2:00
9
Variations on a Rococo Theme in A major Op. 33 (1988 Digital Remaster): Variation V (Allegro moderato - Cadenza) -
3:25
Variations on a Rococo Theme in A major Op. 33 (1988 Digital Remaster): Variation VI (Andante)
2:20
Variations on a Rococo Theme in A major Op. 33 (1988 Digital Remaster): Variation VII & Coda (Allegro vivo)
2:50
Pezzo capriccioso in B minor (Morceau de concert) Op. 62 (1988 Digital Remaster)
6:55
CD 7
Édouard LALO (1823-1892)
Cello Concerto in D minor (1988 Digital Remaster): I. Prélude (Lento) - Allegro maestoso
13:40
Cello Concerto in D minor (1988 Digital Remaster): II. Intermezzo (Andantino con moto)
6:22
Cello Concerto in D minor (1988 Digital Remaster): III. Introduction (Andante) - Allegro vivace
7:20
Camille SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921)
Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor Op. 33 (1988 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro non troppo -
5:19
Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor Op. 33 (1988 Digital Remaster): II. Allegretto con moto -
4:44
Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor Op. 33 (1988 Digital Remaster): III. Allegro non troppo
8:22
Allegro appassionato in B minor Op. 43
3:49
Le Carnaval des animaux (1988 Digital Remaster): Le Cygne (The Swan)
2:37
Gabriel FAURÉ (1845-1921)
Elégie in C minor Op. 24 (2001 Digital Remaster)
7:45
Léon BOËLLMANN (1862-1934)
Symphonic Variations Op. 23: Moderato Maestoso -
2:39
Symphonic Variations Op. 23: A tempo Andantino -
4:21
Symphonic Variations Op. 23: Un peu plus vite
5:70
CD 8
Edward ELGAR (1857-1934)
Cello Concerto in E minor Op. 85 (1988 Digital Remaster): I. Adagio - Moderato -
11:38
Cello Concerto in E minor Op. 85 (1988 Digital Remaster): II. Lento - Allegro molto
4:39
Cello Concerto in E minor Op. 85 (1988 Digital Remaster): III. Adagio
4:41
Cello Concerto in E minor Op. 85 (1988 Digital Remaster): IV. Allegro - Moderato - Cadenza - Allegro, ma non troppo - Adagio - Allegro molto
5:58
William WALTON (1902-1983)
Cello Concerto (1989 Digital Remaster): I. Moderato
6:52
Cello Concerto (1989 Digital Remaster): II. Allegro appassionato
6:31
Cello Concerto (1989 Digital Remaster): III. Lento - Brioso - Allegro molto - Rapsodicamente - Adagio
13:35
Frederick DELIUS (1862-1934)
Concerto for violin, cello and orchestra (1977 Digital Remaster): Quietly -
7:00
Concerto for violin, cello and orchestra (1977 Digital Remaster): Slowly and quietly -
7:10
Concerto for violin, cello and orchestra (1977 Digital Remaster): Accel....Tempo I
7:42
CD 9
Richard STRAUSS (1864-1949)
Don Quixote - fantastic variations Op.35 (1987 Digital Remaster): Introduction : Mäßiges Zeitmaß (Don Quixote sinks into madness)
5:51
Don Quixote - fantastic variations Op.35 (1987 Digital Remaster): Mäßig (Don Quixote)
0:59
Don Quixote - fantastic variations Op.35 (1987 Digital Remaster): Maggiore (Sancho Panza)
1:70
Don Quixote - fantastic variations Op.35 (1987 Digital Remaster): Variation I: Gemächlich (The adventure of the windmills)
2:26
Don Quixote - fantastic variations Op.35 (1987 Digital Remaster): Variation II: Kriegerisch (The battle with the sheep)
1:35
Don Quixote - fantastic variations Op.35 (1987 Digital Remaster): Variation III: Mäßiges Zeitmaß (Discourses between Knight & Squire)
8:11
Don Quixote - fantastic variations Op.35 (1987 Digital Remaster): Variation IV: Etwas breiter (The adventure with the pilgrims)
1:45
Don Quixote - fantastic variations Op.35 (1987 Digital Remaster): Variation V: Sehr langsam (Don Quixote's vigil during the summer night)
3:50
Don Quixote - fantastic variations Op.35 (1987 Digital Remaster): Variation VI: Schnell (The meeting with Dulcinea)
1:80
Don Quixote - fantastic variations Op.35 (1987 Digital Remaster): Variation VII: Ein wenig ruhiger als vorher (Don Quixote's ride through the air)
1:30
Don Quixote - fantastic variations Op.35 (1987 Digital Remaster): Variation VIII: Gamächlich (The voyage on the enchanted boat)
2:00
Don Quixote - fantastic variations Op.35 (1987 Digital Remaster): Variation IX: Schnell und stürmisch (The combat on the two magicians)
1:50
Don Quixote - fantastic variations Op.35 (1987 Digital Remaster): Variation X: Viel breiter (The defeat of Don Quixote)
4:32
Don Quixote - fantastic variations Op.35 (1987 Digital Remaster): Epilogue: Sehr ruhig (Don Quixote's death)
5:26
Dmitri SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975)
Cello Concerto No. 1 in Eb Op.107 (2006 Digital Remaster): Allegretto
6:19
Cello Concerto No. 1 in Eb Op.107 (2006 Digital Remaster): Moderato
12:23
Cello Concerto No. 1 in Eb Op.107 (2006 Digital Remaster): Cadenza
5:58
Cello Concerto No. 1 in Eb Op.107 (2006 Digital Remaster): Allegro con moto
4:52
CD 10
Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)
Sonates Pour Violoncelle Et Piano - Sonate N°1 En Fa Majeur, Op.5 N°1 : I Adagio Sostenuto - Allegro (Remasterisé En 1994)
18:10
Sonates Pour Violoncelle Et Piano - Sonate N°1 En Fa Majeur, Op.5 N°1 : II Allegro Vivace (Remasterisé En 1994)
6:51
Sonates Pour Violoncelle Et Piano - Sonate N°2 En Sol Mineur Op.5 N°2 : I Adagio Sostenuto Ed Espressivo (Remasterisé En 1994)
6:80
Sonates Pour Violoncelle Et Piano - Sonate N°2 En Sol Mineur, Op.5 N°2 : II Allegro Molto Piů Tosto Presto (Remasterisé En 1994)
7:39
Sonates Pour Violoncelle Et Piano - Sonate N°2 En Sol Mineur, Op.5 N°2 : III Rondo (Allegro) (Remasterisé En 1994)
8:37
Sonates Pour Violoncelle Et Piano - Sonate N°3 En La Majeur, Op.69 : I Allegro, Ma Non Tanto (Remasterisé En 1994)
12:29
Sonates Pour Violoncelle Et Piano - Sonate N°3 En La Majeur, Op.69 : II Scherzo (Allegro Molto) (Remasterisé En 1994)
5:16
Sonates Pour Violoncelle Et Piano - Sonate N°3 En La Majeur, Op.69 : III Adagio Cantabile - Allegro Vivace (Remasterisé En 1994)
8:28
CD 11
Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)
Sonates Pour Violoncelle Et Piano - Sonate N°4 En Ut Majeur, Op.102 N°1 : I Andante - Allegro Vivace (Remasterisé En 1994)
8:00
Sonates Pour Violoncelle Et Piano - Sonate N°4 En Ut Majeur, Op.102 N°1 : II Adagio - Tempo D'Andante - Allegro Vivace (Remasterisé En 1994)
6:39
Sonates Pour Violoncelle Et Piano - Sonate N°5 En Ré Majeur, Op.102 N°2 : I Allegro Con Brio (Remasterisé En 1994)
6:21
Sonates Pour Violoncelle Et Piano - Sonate N°5 En Ré Majeur, Op.102 N°2 : II Adagio Con Molto Sentimento D'affeto (Remasterisé En 1994)
8:20
Sonates Pour Violoncelle Et Piano - Sonate N°5 En Ré Majeur, Op.102 N°2 : III Allegro Fugato (Remasterisé En 1994)
4:15
12 Variations Sur ''See The Conqu'ring Hero Comes'' Extr. De Judas Macchabée'' De Haendel, WoO 45 (Remasterisé En 1994)
11:45
Variations On ''Bei Männern Welche Liebe Fühlen'' From Die Zauberflöte, WoO 46 (Remasterisé En 1994)
9:28
12 Variations Sur ''Ein Mädchen Oder Weibchen'' Extr. De ''La Flűte Enchantée'' De Mozart, Op.66 (Remasterisé En 1994)
9:28
CD 12
Felix MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847)
Piano Trio No.1 in D Minor Op.49 (2003 Digital Remaster): Molto Allegro ed agitato
10:90
Piano Trio No.1 in D Minor Op.49 (2003 Digital Remaster): Andante con moto tranquillo
6:42
Piano Trio No.1 in D Minor Op.49 (2003 Digital Remaster): Scherzo : Leggiero e vivace
3:46
Piano Trio No.1 in D Minor Op.49 (2003 Digital Remaster): Finale : Allegro assai appassionato
8:37
Robert SCHUMANN (1810-1856)
 
Piano Trio No.1 in D minor, Op.63 (2010 Digital Remaster): I. Mit Energie und Leidenschaft
12:43
Piano Trio No.1 in D minor, Op.63 (2010 Digital Remaster): II. Lebhaft, doch nicht zu rasch
4:41
Piano Trio No.1 in D minor, Op.63 (2010 Digital Remaster): III. Langsam, mit inniger Empfindung -
6:25
Piano Trio No.1 in D minor, Op.63 (2010 Digital Remaster): IV. Mit Feuer
7:57
Chant populaire (1989 Digital Remaster)
4:37
Carl Maria von WEBER (1786-1826)
Adagio and Rondo (1989 Digital Remaster)
5:24
CD 13
Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937)
Piano Trio in A minor (1979 Digital Remaster): I. Modéré
9:19
Piano Trio in A minor (1979 Digital Remaster): II. Pantoum (Assez vif)
4:38
Piano Trio in A minor (1979 Digital Remaster): III. Passacaille (Trčs large)
7:20
Piano Trio in A minor (1979 Digital Remaster): IV. Finale (Animé)
5:47
Camille SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921)
Piano Trio No. 1 in F Op. 18 (1979 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro vivace
7:43
Piano Trio No. 1 in F Op. 18 (1979 Digital Remaster): II. Andante
9:21
Piano Trio No. 1 in F Op. 18 (1979 Digital Remaster): III. Scherzo (Presto)
3:58
Piano Trio No. 1 in F Op. 18 (1979 Digital Remaster): IV Allegro
6:49
Cello Sonata No.1 In C Minor Op.32 : I Allegro (Remasterisé En 1994)
9:12
Cello Sonata No.1 In C Minor Op.32 : II Andante Tranquille Sostenuto (Remasterisé En 1994)
6:00
Cello Sonata No.1 In C Minor Op.32 : III Allegro Moderato (Remasterisé En 1994)
6:15
CD 14
Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897)
Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor Op. 38 (1978 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro non troppo
13:56
Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor Op. 38 (1978 Digital Remaster): II. Allegretto quasi Menuetto
6:00
Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor Op. 38 (1978 Digital Remaster): III. Allegro
6:23
Cello Sonata No. 2 in F Op. 99 (1978 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro vivace
8:58
Cello Sonata No. 2 in F Op. 99 (1978 Digital Remaster): II. Adagio affettuoso
6:55
Cello Sonata No. 2 in F Op. 99 (1978 Digital Remaster): III. Allegro passionato
7:13
Cello Sonata No. 2 in F Op. 99 (1978 Digital Remaster): IV. Allegro molto
4:21
Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828)
Arpeggione Sonata in A minor, D821 (2010 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro moderato
10:52
Arpeggione Sonata in A minor, D821 (2010 Digital Remaster): II. Adagio -
4:21
Arpeggione Sonata in A minor, D821 (2010 Digital Remaster): III. Allegretto
8:50
CD 15
Fryderyk CHOPIN (1810-1849)
Sonate Pour Piano Et Violoncelle En Sol Mineur/in G Minor Op.65 : I Allegro Moderato (Remasterisé En 2001)
10:26
Sonate Pour Piano Et Violoncelle En Sol Mineur/in G Minor Op.65 : II Scherzo (Remasterisé En 2001)
4:34
Sonate Pour Piano Et Violoncelle En Sol Mineur/in G Minor Op.65 : III Largo (Remasterisé En 2001)
3:23
Sonate Pour Piano Et Violoncelle En Sol Mineur/in G Minor Op.65 : IV Finale : Allegro (Remasterisé En 2001)
5:44
Sergei RACHMANINOFF (1873-1943)
Sonate Pour Violoncelle Et Piano En Sol Mineur, Op.19 : I Lento-Allegro Moderato (Remasterisé En 2009)
9:55
Sonate Pour Violoncelle Et Piano En Sol Mineur, Op.19 : II Allegro Scherzando (Remasterisé En 2009)
6:50
Sonate Pour Violoncelle Et Piano En Sol Mineur, Op.19 : III Andante (Remasterisé En 2009)
6:11
Sonate Pour Violoncelle Et Piano En Sol Mineur, Op.19 : IV Allegro Mosso (Remasterisé En 2009)
10:16
Gabriel FAURÉ (1845-1921)
Sonate Pour Violoncelle Et Piano No.2 En Sol Mineur, Op.117 : I Allegro (Remasterisé En 2001)
6:40
Sonate Pour Violoncelle Et Piano No.2 En Sol Mineur, Op.117 : II Andante (Remasterisé En 2001)
7:24
Sonate Pour Violoncelle Et Piano No.2 En Sol Mineur, Op.117 : III Allegro Vivo (Remasterisé En 2001)
4:42
CD 16
Felix MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847)
Sonate Pour Violoncelle Et Piano N°1 En Si Bémol Majeur Op.45 : I Allegro Vivace
13:49
Sonate Pour Violoncelle Et Piano N°1 En Si Bémol Majeur Op.45 : II Andante
7:16
Sonate Pour Violoncelle Et Piano N°1 En Si Bémol Majeur Op.45 : III Allegro Assai
7:25
Sonate Pour Violoncelle Et Piano N°2 En Ré Majeur Op.58 : I Allegro Assai Vivace
8:48
Sonate Pour Violoncelle Et Piano N°2 En Ré Majeur Op.58 : II Allegretto Scherzando
5:39
Sonate Pour Violoncelle Et Piano N°2 En Ré Majeur Op.58 : III Adagio
5:16
Sonate Pour Violoncelle Et Piano N°2 En Ré Majeur Op.58 : IV Molto Allegro E Vivace
8:90
Gabriel FAURÉ (1845-1921)
Sonate Pour Violoncelle Et Piano No.1 En Ré Mineur, Op.109 : I Allegro
5:17
Sonate Pour Violoncelle Et Piano No.1 En Ré Mineur, Op.109 : II Andante
6:21
Sonate Pour Violoncelle Et Piano No.1 En Ré Mineur, Op.109 : III Final : Allegro Commodo
5:26
CD 17
Zoltán KODÁLY (1882-1967)
Sonata for solo cello Op. 8 (1979 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro maestoso ma appassionato
8:18
Sonata for solo cello Op. 8 (1979 Digital Remaster): II. Adagio (con grand' espressione)
10:35
Sonata for solo cello Op. 8 (1979 Digital Remaster): III. Allegro molto vivace
10:54
Paul TORTELIER (1914-1990)
Suite in D minor for solo cello (1979 Digital Remaster): I. Prélude (Maestoso)
2:35
Suite in D minor for solo cello (1979 Digital Remaster): II. Allemande
2:56
Suite in D minor for solo cello (1979 Digital Remaster): III. Courante (Vivo e leggiero)
1:52
Suite in D minor for solo cello (1979 Digital Remaster): IV. Sarabande (Adagio)
5:27
Suite in D minor for solo cello (1979 Digital Remaster): V. Bourrée (Moderato)
4:46
Suite in D minor for solo cello (1979 Digital Remaster): VI. Gigue (Molto risoluto)
2:38
Alexander TCHEREPNIN (1899-1977)
Piano Trio Op.34 : I Moderato Tranquillo - Allegro (Remasterisé En 2010)
3:60
Piano Trio Op.34 : II Allegretto (Remasterisé En 2010)
3:40
Piano Trio Op.34 : III Allegro Molto - Allegro Risoluto (Remasterisé En 2010)
2:29
Duo Op.49 For Violin And Cello : I Allegro (Remasterisé En 2010)
3:90
Duo Op.49 For Violin And Cello : II Maestoso - Allegretto (Remasterisé En 2010)
2:39
Duo Op.49 For Violin And Cello : III Moderato (Remasterisé En 2010)
1:45
Duo Op.49 For Violin And Cello : IV Allegro (Remasterisé En 2010)
1:40
Duo Op.49 For Violin And Cello : V Allegro Moderato (Remasterisé En 2010)
2:37
Suite For Solo Cello Op.76 : I Quasi Cadenza (Remasterisé En 2010)
1:40
Suite For Solo Cello Op.76 : II Tempo Risoluto (Remasterisé En 2010)
1:18
Suite For Solo Cello Op.76 : III Largo (Remasterisé En 2010)
1:36
Suite For Solo Cello Op.76 : IV Vivace (Remasterisé En 2010)
1:35
CD 18
Edvard GRIEG (1843-1907)
Sonate Pour Violoncelle Et Piano En La Mineur/in A Minor Op.36 : I Allegro Agitato (Remasterisé En 1999)
10:10
Sonate Pour Violoncelle Et Piano En La Mineur/in A Minor Op.36 : II Andante (Remasterisé En 1999)
6:22
Sonate Pour Violoncelle Et Piano En La Mineur/in A Minor Op.36 : III Allegro (Remasterisé En 1999)
12:90
Fryderyk CHOPIN (1810-1849)
Introduction and Polonaise Op.3
9:24
Prelude in E Minor Op.28-4
2:32
Antonín DVORÁK (1841-1904)
 
Rondo in G Minor Op. 94
7:20
David POPPER (1843-1913)
Dance of the Elves, Op.39 (1990 Digital Remaster)
2:57
Nikolai RIMSKY-KORSAKOV (1844-1908)
The Tale of Tsar Saltan (1988 Digital Remaster): The Flight of the Bumble-Bee
1:13
Vocalise Op. 34 No. 14 (1989 Digital Remaster)
4:44
Nikolas KARJINSKY
Esquisse
2:49
François SCHUBERT
L'Abeille Op.13 No.9
1:14
Niccolň PAGANINI (1782-1840)
Moto Perpetuo Op.11
3:35
Giuseppe VALENTINI (1680-1759)
Cello Sonata No.10 in E Major
5:22
Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750)
Adagio (from the Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C BWV 564)
3:51
CD 19
Camille SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921)
The Swan : Adagio (From Carnaval Des Animaux) (Remasterisé En 2010)
2:47
Allegro Appassionato Op.43 (Remasterisé En 2010)
3:36
Sérénade Op.16 : Andantino (Remasterisé En 2010)
2:47
Mon Coeur S'ouvre Ŕ Ta Voix (From Samson Et Dalila) (Remasterisé En 2010)
3:14
Dance Of The Priestesses Of Dagon (From Samson Et Dalila) (Remasterisé En 2010)
1:49
Andantino (From Violin Concerto No.3 Op.61, Trans. Vantiev) (Remasterisé En 2010)
7:20
Pavane (From Etienne Marcel, Trans. Delsart) (Remasterisé En 2010)
1:46
Les Cloches Du Soir Op.85 : Allegretto, Trans. Ronchini (Remasterisé En 2010)
3:37
Jules MASSENET (1842-1912)
Elegie, Op.10
2:13
Gabriel FAURÉ (1845-1921)
Apres Un Reve Op.7-1
2:50
Elégie Pour Violoncelle Et Piano En Ut Mineur, Op.24
7:20
Papillon En La Majeur, Op.77
2:40
Sérénade Pour Violoncelle Et Piano En Si Mineur, Op.98
2:40
Sicilienne, Op.78
3:48
Claude DEBUSSY (1862-1918)
Minstrels (from Préludes Book 1)
2:26
Gérard HEKKING (1879-1942)
Villageoise
2:40
Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937)
Piece en Forme de Habanera
2:47
Pablo SARASATE (1864-1908)
Zapateado Op.23-2
3:47
Enrique GRANADOS (1867-1916)
Intermezzo (from "Goyescas")
5:40
Joaquin NIN (1879-1949)
Granadina
2:70
Paul TORTELIER (1914-1990)
Pishnetto
1:48
Three Miniatures for Two Cellos: 1. Danse Triste (To Mstislav Rostropovich)
0:37
Three Miniatures for Two Cellos: 2. To Georges Lanchy
1:12
Three Miniatures for Two Cellos: 3. Tempo di siciliana
1:22
Valse No.1 'alla Maud'
5:56
CD 20
Girolamo FRESCOBALDI (1583-1644)
Toccata (Remasterisé En 1999)
5:10
François COUPERIN (1668-1733)
Concert Ŕ 2 Violoncelles (Air & Chaconne) (Remasterisé En 1999)
4:47
Felice de GIRADINI (1716-1796)
Tamborino Ŕ 2 Violoncelles (Remasterisé En 1999)
1:44
Robert SCHUMANN (1810-1856)
Ręverie (Extr. Des "Scčnes D'enfants") Op.15 N°10 (Remasterisé En 1999)
3:26
César CUI (1835-1918)
Orientale (Extr. De "Kaléidoscope") (Remasterisé En 1999)
2:44
David POPPER
Gavotte Pour 2 Violoncelles Op.16 (Remasterisé En 1999)
3:40
Sergei PROKOFIEV (1891-1953)
Marche Op.65 (Extr. De "Musique Pour Enfants"), Arr. Pour Violoncelle Seul De Paul Tortelier, D'aprčs La Transcription De Gregor Piatigorsky (Remasterisé En 1999)
1:46
Paul TORTELIER 
Duo Pour 2 Violoncelles "Chameau-Loutres" (Remasterisé En 1999)
3:48
Toccata (Caprice N°3) Pour Violoncelle Et Piano (Remasterisé En 1999)
2:23
Arthur HONEGGER (1892-1955)
Concerto Pour Violoncelle Et Orchestre : I Andante (Remasterisé En 1999)
6:52
Concerto Pour Violoncelle Et Orchestre : II Lento (Remasterisé En 1999)
3:55
Concerto Pour Violoncelle Et Orchestre : III Allegro Marcato (Remasterisé En 1999)
5:31
Claude DEBSUSSY
Cello Sonata in D minor (1950 Digital Remaster): I. Prologue (Lent)
4:10
Cello Sonata in D minor (1950 Digital Remaster): II. Sérénade (Modérément animé)
3:17
Cello Sonata in D minor (1950 Digital Remaster): III. Finale (Animé)
3:13
Paul TORTELIER 
Burlesque: Le Pitre (1950 Digital Remaster)
2:58
Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750)
Prélude En Mi Bémol Mineur/in E Flat Minor BWV.853 (From "Well Tempered Keyboard") (Remasterisé En 1999)
4:30
London Mozart Players/Philip Ledger
ECO/Paul Tortelier
Maud Tortelier (cello)/ECO/Paul Tortelier
Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn/Jörg Faerber
ECO/Maud Tortelier
RPO/Yan Pascal Tortelier
Yehudi Menuhin (violin)/LPO/Paavo Berglund
LSO/André Previn
Northern Sinfonia of England/Yan Pascal Tortelier
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Louis Frémaux
Robert Johnston (harp)
Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse/Michel Plasson
LPO/Adrian Boult
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra/Paavo Berglund
Yehudi Menuhin (violin)/RPO/Meredith Davies
Max Rostal (viola)/Staatskapelle Dresden/Rudolf Kempe
Eric Heidsieck (piano)
André Previn (piano)/Kyung-Wha Chung (violin)
Maria de la Pau (piano)
Maria de la Pau (piano)/Yan Pascal Tortelier (violin)
Aldo Ciccolini (piano)
Alexander Tcherepnin (piano)/Yan Pascal Tortelier (violin)
Robert Weisz (piano)
Shuku Iwasaki (piano)
Maria de la Pau (piano)/Maud Tortelier (cello)
John Newmark (piano)/Maud Tortelier (cello)
Orchestre National de la Radio diffusion Française/Georges Tzipane
Gerald Moore (piano)
Tasso Janopoulo (piano)

 


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