Pablo Casals

1876 - 1973

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Pau Casals i Defilló (Catalan: [ˈpaw kəˈzalz i ðəfiˈʎo]; 29 December 1876 – 22 October 1973), known in English by his Spanish name Pablo Casals, was a Spanish and Puerto Rican cellist, composer, and conductor. 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 he made of the Cello Suites by Bach. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1963 by President John F. Kennedy (though the ceremony was presided over by Lyndon B. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pablo Casals has received more than 835,413 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Pablo Casals is the 51st most popular musician (up from 61st in 2019), the 89th most popular biography from Spain (up from 100th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Spanish Musician.

Pablo Casals is most famous for his contribution to classical music. He was a Spanish cellist and conductor. He was known for his interpretations of Bach's Cello Suites.

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Among musicians, Pablo Casals ranks 51 out of 3,175Before him are Miles Davis, Martha Argerich, Goran Bregović, B.B. King, Isaac Albéniz, and Victor Borge. After him are Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Page, Amir Khusrow, Roger Taylor, Vladimir Horowitz, and Brian Jones.

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Among people born in 1876, Pablo Casals ranks 11Before him are Erich Raeder, Zewditu, Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb, Wilhelm Pieck, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, and Constantin Brâncuși. After him are Alexander I of Serbia, Manuel de Falla, Willis Carrier, Adolf Windaus, 13th Dalai Lama, and Otto Diels. Among people deceased in 1973, Pablo Casals ranks 23Before him are Ludwig von Mises, John Ford, Paavo Nurmi, Pearl S. Buck, Henri Charrière, and Max Horkheimer. After him are Víctor Jara, Ferdinand Schörner, Charles Greeley Abbot, Gabriel Marcel, Semyon Budyonny, and Anna Magnani.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Pablo Casals ranks 89 out of 3,355Before him are Santiago Calatrava (1951), Vicente del Bosque (1950), Ramón Mercader (1913), Al-Zahrawi (936), Magnus Maximus (335), and Isaac Albéniz (1860). After him are Peter III of Aragon (1239), José Ortega y Gasset (1883), Avempace (1080), Ibn Tufail (1110), Dolores Ibárruri (1895), and Anna of Austria, Queen of Spain (1549).

Among MUSICIANS In Spain

Among musicians born in Spain, Pablo Casals ranks 2Before him are Isaac Albéniz (1860). After him are Pablo de Sarasate (1844), Paco de Lucía (1947), Fernando Sor (1778), Andrés Segovia (1893), Narciso Yepes (1927), Alicia de Larrocha (1923), Joan Manuel Serrat (1943), Dionisio Aguado y García (1784), Ricardo Viñes (1875), and Enrique Fernández Arbós (1863).