French cellist Paul Tortelier died on this day in 1990 – aged 76.
Maestro Tortelier is remembered as one of the eminent cellists of the 20th Century – with his famed students including British virtuoso Jacqueline du Pré.
He received worldwide recognition in the 1970s and 80s after recording a series of cello masterclasses for Britain’s BBC TV.
PAUL TORTELIER | BACH | CELLO SUITE NO.1 | PRELUDE
PAUL TORTELIER | DVORAK CELLO CONCERTO | 1ST MVT | ANDRE PREVIN & LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA