Pablo Casals

1876 - 1973

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Pau Casals i Defilló (Catalan: [ˈpaw kəˈzalz i ðəfiˈʎo]; 29 December 1876 – 22 October 1973), usually known in English by his Castilian Spanish name Pablo Casals, was a Spanish and Puerto Rican cellist, composer, and conductor. 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pablo Casals has received more than 655,109 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Pablo Casals is the 59th most popular musician (up from 67th in 2019), the 100th most popular biography from Spain (up from 105th 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 59 out of 2,675Before him are John Deacon, Charlie Parker, Brian Jones, Carlos Santana, Mstislav Rostropovich, and Robert Johnson. After him are Syd Barrett, Glenn Gould, Pablo de Sarasate, Lemmy, Antônio Carlos Jobim, and Iggy Pop.

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Among people born in 1876, Pablo Casals ranks 10Before him are Konrad Adenauer, Erich Raeder, Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb, Constantin Brâncuși, Wilhelm Pieck, and Filippo Tommaso Marinetti. After him are Zewditu, Alexander I of Serbia, 13th Dalai Lama, Willis Carrier, Maurice de Vlaminck, and Manuel de Falla. Among people deceased in 1973, Pablo Casals ranks 22Before him are Max Horkheimer, Ludwig von Mises, İsmet İnönü, Paavo Nurmi, John Ford, and Hans Kelsen. After him are Ferdinand Schörner, Semyon Budyonny, Gabriel Marcel, Anna Magnani, Víctor Jara, and J. Hans D. Jensen.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Pablo Casals ranks 100 out of 2,595Before him are Catherine of Austria, Queen of Portugal (1507), Anna of Austria, Queen of Spain (1549), Luis Aragonés (1938), Juan Antonio Samaranch (1920), Joaquín Rodrigo (1901), and Antonio Banderas (1960). After him are Avempace (1080), Pablo de Sarasate (1844), Solomon ibn Gabirol (1021), Ibn Tufail (1110), Francisco Gento (1933), and Francisco Tárrega (1852).

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), Andrés Segovia (1893), Fernando Sor (1778), Narciso Yepes (1927), Dionisio Aguado y García (1784), Alicia de Larrocha (1923), Joan Manuel Serrat (1943), Ricardo Viñes (1875), and Paco Ibáñez (1934).