Pablo Casals

Pablo Casals
Pablo Casals

Pau Casals i Defilló, abroad as Pablo Casals admits (* 29. December 1876 in Vendrell, Katalonien, Spain; † 22. In addition, October 1973 in San Juan de Puerto Rico) became particularly world-famous as Cellist, workedas composer and a conductor.

Casals undertook world-wide concert journeys as Cellovirtuose and formed occasionally with the pianist Alfred Cortot and the violonist Jacques Thibaud a world-famous Trio. Special attention found he with the interpretation of the Suiten for Violoncello solo from Johann Sebastian brook, whichhe completely unabridged a music world presented, they were up to then so well unknown to which. Although there was protruding Cellisten already before Casals such as Julius Klengel, he woke by its countless concerts with its Virtuosität and artistic integrity the interest of a broad public and main headerthe reputation of the cello as solo instrument. After end of the Spanish civil war Casals in Prades in the French Pyreneeses established itself and justified 1950 the there festivals.

Casals composed religious music and orchestra works. Its probably most well-known composition is the Oratorium “the crib” (1960, El Pessebre). 1989 he got Academy OF Recording by that national kind & Sciences posthum the Grammy running time Achievement Award lent.


  • Pablo Casals: Light and shade on a long way. Memories. Noted by Albert E. Punt. Fischer paperback publishing house No. 12113,Frankfurt on May 1971, ISBN 3596121132.
  • David Bluem: Pablo Casals and the art of the interpretation. Heinrichshofen's publishing house Wilhelmshaven, ISBN 3-7959-0284-3

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