Paul Tortelier at the BBCTo mark the centenary of the celebrated French cellist Paul Tortelier (born 21st March 1914), the BBC drew from their archives a selection of films and documents that spanned his whole career and testified to the exceptional rapport he enjoyed with Britain. The programme “Paul Tortelier at the BBC” is here reproduced as a DVD and offers a portrait of one of the truly great cellists.
Nadia Nerina / Robert Helpmann / Margot Fonteyn / Rudolf Nureyev
BBC STUDIO RECORDING, BROADCAST 6 APRIL 1956
Coppélia (ADAPTED FOR TELEVISION BY MARGARET DALE)
BBC STUDIO RECORDING, BROADCAST 27 OCTOBER 1957
Giselle (PAS DE DEUX FROM ACT II)
BBC STUDIO RECORDING, RECORDED 2 JUNE 1962
Philharmonia Orchestra/Robert Irving
London Symphony Orchestra/John Lanchbery
Pro Arte Orchestra/Marcus Dods
Antoni WitMP4 Video Download:Superbly filmed for Polish Television, Antoni Wit’s performances of Szymanowski’s Third and Fourth Symphonies embody the distinguished and idiomatic conducting style for which he is widely recognised. An outstanding communicator, Wit exhibits exceptional attention to detail in his rendition of these two great works with his own orchestra and choir.