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Paul Tortelier at the BBC

Episode 2 of 3

Performances by French cellist Paul Tortelier, including Elgar's Cello Concerto and extracts from his TV appearances in the 60s and 70s which made him a household name.

Petroc Trelawny presents music performances at the BBC by charismatic French cellist Paul Tortelier, whose regular TV appearances in the 60s and 70s made him a household name. This programme includes extracts from his popular series of televised masterclasses, an early performance of Elgar's Cello Concerto and some intimate family music-making with his wife and children, including his teenage son Yan Pascal.

1 hour

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Antonín Dvořák

    Cello Concerto

    Performer: Paul Tortelier.
  • Paul Tortelier

    Toccata Caprice No. 3 for Cello

    Performer: Paul Tortelier. Performer: Maria de la Pau.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Double Concerto

    Performer: Paul Tortelier. Performer: Yan Pascal Tortelier.
  • François Couperin

    Air for Two

    Performer: Paul Tortelier. Performer: Maud Martin Tortelier.
  • Paul Tortelier

    Le Grand Drapeau (Hymn to U.N.)

    Conductor: Paul Tortelier. Orchestra: Orchestra of Cellos.
  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Romanza Siciliana

    Performer: Paul Tortelier. Performer: Ernest Lush.
  • Edward Elgar

    Cello Concerto in E minor

    Performer: Paul Tortelier. Performer: Colin Davis. Performer: Colin Davis. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Trio Sonata

    Performer: Paul Tortelier. Performer: Maria de la Pau. Performer: Yan Pascal Tortelier.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Sonata for Violin and Cello

    Performer: Paul Tortelier. Performer: Yan Pascal Tortelier.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Cello Concerto

    Performer: Paul Tortelier. Performer: Geoffrey Parsons.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Sonata in A major

    Performer: Paul Tortelier. Performer: Denis Matthews.
  • Edward Elgar

    Cello Concerto

    Performer: Paul Tortelier. Performer: Geoffrey Pratley.
  • Paul Tortelier

    Cello Suite in D minor

    Performer: Paul Tortelier.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    March from Music for Children

    Performer: Paul Tortelier.
  • Paul Tortelier

    May Music Save Peace

    Performer: Paul Tortelier.
  • Claude Debussy

    Cello Sonata

    Performer: Paul Tortelier.
  • Nicolò Paganini

    Variations on a Theme by Rossini

    Performer: Paul Tortelier. Performer: Maria de la Pau. Performer: Maud Martin Tortelier.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Prelude in E minor

    Performer: Paul Tortelier.

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Petroc Trelawny
Producer Andy King-Dabbs
Director Andy King-Dabbs
Executive Producer Francesca Kemp

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