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Charles Timbrell

an early age with Marie Perez de Brambilla, a former student of Anton Rubinstein, and in 1909 he received a premier prix in the class of Louis Diémer at the Paris Conservatoire. He performed throughout Europe as a soloist, as the pianist in a trio with Maurice Hayot and André Hekking, and as the frequent partner of Casals, Enescu and Thibaud. From 1941 to 1961 he taught at the Paris Conservatoire, where his students included Yvonne Loriod, Cécile Ousset and Eric Heidsieck; he also taught at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris and at the Yehudi Menuhin School

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Noël Goodwin

Tortelier, Paul ( b Paris , March 21, 1914 ; d Villarceaux, Val d'Oise , Dec 18, 1990 ). French cellist and composer . He won a premier prix in Gérard Hekking’s class at the Paris Conservatoire at the age of 16, playing Elgar’s Concerto, and a year later made his début at the Concerts Lamoureux. He continued to study harmony and composition until in 1937 Koussevitzky engaged him as a cellist in the Boston SO with which he played solos. In 1939 he returned to Paris and, in the immediate postwar period, filled a similar position with the Conservatoire

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Robert Anderson

Fournier, Pierre ( Léon Marie ) ( b Paris , June 24, 1906 ; d Geneva , Jan 8, 1986 ). French cellist . He began to study the piano with his mother, but after an attack of polio at the age of nine took up the cello. He had lessons with Paul Bazelaire and André Hekking at the Paris Conservatoire, where he later taught ( 1941–9 ), after a period on the staff of the Ecole Normale de Musique ( 1937–9 ). A player of firm intellectual control, with smooth tone, easy technique, and a classical turn of phrase, he nonetheless cultivated a wide repertory

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Noël Goodwin

Gendron, Maurice ( b Nice , Dec 26, 1920 ; d Grez-sur-Loing, Seine-et-Marne , Aug 20, 1990 ). French cellist and conductor . He entered the Nice Conservatoire when he was 12, and went to Paris five years later, where he studied with Gérard Hekking at the Conservatoire and was awarded a premier prix . His international career began in the postwar period with a London visit in 1945 , when he gave the first performance in western Europe of Prokofiev’s Cello Concerto op.58 with the LPO, and two recitals with Britten as the pianist. Gendron later

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Yellin [ née Bentwich ], Thelma ( b London , March 15, 1895 ; d Jerusalem , March 21, 1959 ). Israeli cellist of English birth . She studied at the RCM from 1911 and privately with Casals. After further studies with Hekking in Paris in 1915 , she made her début later that year in London, and in 1916 formed a trio with Myra Hess and Jelly d'Arányi. Visiting Palestine in 1920 to recuperate from illness, she decided to settle in Jerusalem and married Eliezer Yellin in 1921 . That year she established the Jerusalem Musical Society

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Steven Ledbetter

Roth ( 1887–99 ), Karl Ondříček ( 1899–1902 ), Julius Theodorowicz ( 1902–7 ), Julius Roentgen ( 1907–12 ) and Hans Letz ( 1912–17 )); Louis Svečenski (viola, who, like Kneisel, remained a member throughout the quartet's existence); and Fritz Giese (cello; later replaced by Anton Hekking ( 1889–91 ), Alwin Schroeder ( 1891–1907 ) and Willem Willeke ( 1907–17 )). The quartet gave its first concert on 28 December 1885 . The members were all at that time principal players in the Boston SO, but in 1903 they resigned from the orchestra to perform only as a string quartet

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Robert Stevenson, Asta-Rose Alcaide and Manuel Carlos De Brito

1960 ). Pianist , teacher and composer . After early studies with B.V. Moreira de Sá in Oporto, he went to Germany to study with Vianna da Motta, Stavenhagen, Ansorge and Busoni. In addition to his career as a solo pianist, he participated in concerts with the cellists Casals, Hekking and Guilhermina Suggia, the pianists Cortot and Friedman, the violinists Enesco, Arányi, Senatra and Fachiri, and the Rosé, Zimmer and Chaumont quartets. He was appointed director of the Oporto Conservatory, and also of the concert society Orpheon Portuense, in which capacity he introduced

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Stephen Spackman

As a member of the first graduating class ( 1907 ) of the Institute of Musical Art, Riegger studied the cello with Alvin Schroeder and composition with Goetschius. Then came three years of advanced work at the Berlin Hochschule für Musik – the cello with Robert Haussman and Anton Hekking, composition with Edgar Stillman-Kelley – which culminated in his conducting début with the Blüthner Orchestra in 1910 . After his marriage to Rose Schramm ( 1911 ), Riegger spent three years as principal cellist with the St Paul SO before returning to Germany in 1914 to become