Paul Tortelier - RIAS Recordings (24/48 FLAC)
Paul Tortelier – RIAS Recordings (24/48 FLAC)

Performer: Paul Tortelier, Lothar Broddack, Klaus Billing
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Audite
Release: 2020
Size: 2.04 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Ludwig van Beethoven:
Cello Sonata No. 5 in D major, Op. 102 No. 2
01. I. Allegro con brio
02. II. Adagio con molto sentimento d’affetto
03. III. Allegro – Allegro fugato

Felix Mendelssohn:
Cello Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op. 58
04. I. Allegro assai vivace
05. II. Allegretto scherzando
06. III. Adagio
07. IV. Molto allegro e vivace

Johannes Brahms:
Cello Sonata No. 1 In E Minor, Op. 38
08. I. Allegro non troppo
09. II. Allegretto quasi Menuetto
10. III. Allegro

Johann Sebastian Bach:
Cello Suite No. 6 in D major, BWV1012
11. I. Prélude
12. II. Allemande
13. III. Courante
14. IV. Sarabande
15. V. Gavotte I-II
16. VI. Gigue

Gabriel Urbain Fauré:
Cello Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Op. 117
17. I. Allegro
18. II. Andante
19. III. Allegro vivo

20. Papillon, Op. 77

Niccolò Paganini:
Introduction & Variations on ‘Dal tuo stellato soglio’ from Rossini’s ‘Mosé in Egitto’, MS23 (Op. 24)
21. I. Introduzione. Adagio
22. II. Tema. Tempo alla Marcia
23. III. Variazioni I
24. IV. Variazioni II. Rondò
25. V. Variazioni III – Finale

Robert Schumann:
Fantasiestücke, Op. 73
26. I. Zart und mit Ausdruck
27. II. Lebhaft, leicht
28. III. Rasch und mit Feuer

Alfredo Casella:
Cello Sonata No. 2 in C major, Op. 45
29. I. Preludio. Largo molto e sostenuto
30. II. Bourrée. Allegro molto vivace e scherzando
31. III. Largo
32. IV. Rondò. Allegro molto vivace, quasi Giga

Zoltan Kodály:
Sonata for Solo Cello, Op. 8
33. I. Allegro maestoso ma appassionato
34. II. Adagio. Con grand’ espressione
35. III. Allegro molto vivace

Paul Tortelier:
Miniatures (3)
36. I. Lever de Rideau – L’indifferent. Gavotte
37. II. Ballerine. Valse
38. III. Le Pitre. Burlesque – Baiser de Rideau

Paul Tortelier (1914-1990), one of the outstanding cellists of his generation, set benchmarks. Paul Tortelier was, alongside Pierre Fournier, the greatest French cellist of his time and one of the most sought-after internationally. He launched his career, which lasted well over 50 years, in the late 1930s.

In these chamber and solo works from Bach through to early modernism, Tortelier’s expressive and elegant playing comes into its own. This edition presents chamber music recordings from the archives of Deutschlandfunk Kultur: an impressive illustration of this great cellist’s enormous range

of repertoire at an early peak of his career. Three works included here are now available for the first time on CD in his interpretations: Robert Schumann’s Fantasiestücke, Op. 73, Alfredo Casella’s cello sonata in C major and Tortelier’s own Trois p’tits tours, of which only the third piece, Le Pitre,

has previously been available on disc. This release forms part of our series “Legendary Recordings”

and bears the stamp “1st Master Release”. The term stands for the exceptional quality of audite’s archive releases which are all, without exception, produced using original tapes from the radio archives.

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