Pablo Casals

Pau Casals i Defilló (Catalan: [ˈpaw kəˈzalz i ðəfiˈʎo]; 29 December 1876 – 22 October 1973), usually known in English as Pablo Casals, was a cellist, composer, and conductor from Spain. He is generally regarded as the pre-eminent cellist of the first half of the 20th century and one of the greatest cellists of all time. He made many recordings throughout his career of solo, chamber, and orchestral music, including some as conductor, but he is perhaps best remembered for the recordings of the Bach Cello Suites he made from 1936 to 1939. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1963 by President John F. Kennedy (though the ceremony was presided over by Lyndon B. Johnson).

Birth and Death Data: Born December 29th, 1876 (El Vendrell), Died San Juan

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1915 - 1929

Roles Represented in DAHR: cello, conductor, arranger

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 115 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-31966 10-in. 2/18/1925 Chanson villageoise Pablo Casals Cello solo, with piano instrumentalist, cello  
Victor BVE-31966 10-in. 4/3/1925 Chanson villageoise Pablo Casals Cello solo, with piano instrumentalist, cello  
Victor B-31967 10-in. 2/18/1925 Gavotte tendre Pablo Casals Cello solo, with piano instrumentalist, cello  
Victor BVE-31967 10-in. 4/3/1925 Gavotte tendre Pablo Casals Cello solo, with piano instrumentalist, cello  
Victor B-31968 10-in. 2/18/1925 Romanze Pablo Casals Cello solo, with piano instrumentalist, cello  
Victor BVE-31968 10-in. 1/4/1926 Romance Pablo Casals Cello solo, with piano instrumentalist, cello  
Victor B-31969 10-in. 2/18/1925 Menuet Pablo Casals Cello solo, with piano instrumentalist, cello  
Victor BVE-31969 10-in. 4/3/1925 Menuet Pablo Casals Cello solo, with piano instrumentalist, cello  
Victor B-31972 10-in. 2/18/1925 Après un rêve Pablo Casals Cello solo, with piano instrumentalist, cello, arranger  
Victor BVE-31972 10-in. 4/3/1925 Après un rêve Pablo Casals Cello solo, with piano arranger, instrumentalist, cello  
Victor B-31973 10-in. 2/18/1925 Vito Pablo Casals Cello solo, with piano instrumentalist, cello  
Victor BVE-31973 10-in. 1/31/1928 Vito Pablo Casals Cello solo, with piano instrumentalist, cello  
Victor C-31977 12-in. 2/19/1925 Adagio Pablo Casals ; Edward Gendron Cello solo, with piano instrumentalist, cello  
Victor CVE-31977 12-in. 2/28/1927 Adagio Pablo Casals Cello solo, with piano arranger, instrumentalist, cello  
Victor C-31978 12-in. 2/19/1925 Goyescas : Intermezzo Pablo Casals ; Edward Gendron Cello solo, with piano instrumentalist, cello  
Victor CVE-31978 12-in. 2/28/1927 Goyescas : Intermezzo Pablo Casals Cello solo, with piano instrumentalist, cello  
Victor B-31979 10-in. 2/19/1925 Moment musical Pablo Casals Cello solo, with piano instrumentalist, cello  
Victor BVE-31979 10-in. 4/3/1925 Moment musical Pablo Casals Cello solo, with piano instrumentalist, cello  
Victor C-31980 12-in. 2/19/1925 Cantabile Pablo Casals Cello solo, with piano instrumentalist, cello  
Victor CVE-32127 12-in. 4/3/1925 Evening song Pablo Casals Cello solo, with piano instrumentalist, cello  
Victor BVE-34074 10-in. 1/5/1926 Le cygne Pablo Casals Cello solo, with piano instrumentalist, cello  
Victor BVE-34075 10-in. 1/5/1926 Träumerei Pablo Casals Cello solo, with piano instrumentalist, cello  
Victor CVE-34076 12-in. 1/5/1926 The evening star Pablo Casals Cello solo, with piano instrumentalist, cello  
Victor CVE-34412 12-in. 1/19/1926 Prize song Pablo Casals Cello solo, with piano instrumentalist, cello  
Victor CVE-34415 12-in. 1/19/1926 Prelude Pablo Casals Cello solo, with piano instrumentalist, cello  
(Results 1-25 of 115 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Casals, Pablo," accessed August 5, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102291.

Casals, Pablo. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 5, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102291.

"Casals, Pablo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 5 August 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102291

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