23 August Cellist Birthdays

Cello Birthdays – 23 August

1854 Moritz Moszkowski (23 August 1854 – 4 March 1925) German composer, pianist, and teacher – Here is his “Guitarre” in G Major, Op. 45 No. 2 (arranged for cello and piano), played by cellist Maurice Gendron and pianist Peter Gallion:  1867 Alexei Davidov (23 August 1867 – 6

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22 August Cello Birthdays

Cello Birthdays – 22 August

1862 Claude Debussy (22 August 1862 – 25 March 1918) French composer – Here is his Sonata for Cello and Piano performed by cellist Heinrich Schiff pianist Francesco Piemontesi:  1923 Lawrence Leonard (22 August 1923 – 4 January 2001) British cellist, conductor, writer, composer, and teacher 1928 Karlheinz Stockhausen

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21 August Cello Birthdays

Cello Birthdays – 21 August

1698 Bartolomeo Giuseppe “del Gesù” Guarneri (21 August 1698 – 17 October 1744) Italian luthier – The son of  Giuseppe filius Andrea Guarneri (25 November 1666 – c. 1739/1740) and grandson of Andrea Guarneri (1626 – 1698). He is known as “del Gesù,” meaning “of Jesus” because, after 1731, he put IHS and

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20 August Cello Birthdays

Cello Birthdays – 20 August

1868 Luigi Forino (20 August 1868 — 5 June 1936) Italian cellist, cello historian, music editor, and academic – Here is his “Preghiere” No. 3, Op. 27, for four cellos performed by the Polish Cello Quartet (cellists Wojciech Fudala, Tomasz Daroch, Adam Krzeszowiec, and Krzysztof Karpeta):  1947 Terry King

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19 August Cello Birthdays

Cello Birthdays – 19 August

1824 Georg Goltermann (19 August 1824 – 29 December 1898) German cellist, composer, and conductor – Here is his Cello Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 65 recorded by cellist Michael Ruprecht with the Amberger Sinfonieorchester conducted by Thomas Appel:  1881 George Enescu (19 August [O.S. 7 August]

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18 August Cello Birthdays

Cello Birthdays – 18 August

1750 Antonio Salieri (18 August 1750 – 7 May 1825) Italian composer, conductor, and teacher – Here is an excerpt of Variations on a Theme by Antonio Salieri by Alexander Dmitriev performed by Yosif Feigelson:  1849  Benjamin Godard (18 August 1849 – 10 January 1895) French violinist and composer Here

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17 August Cello Birthdays

Cello Birthdays – 17 August

1686 Nicola Porpora (17 August 1686 – 3 March 1768) Italian composer, singing teacher, composition teacher – Here are the first two movements of his Cello Concerto in G Major, performed by cellist Gaetano Nasillo with l’Ensemble 415 directed by Chiara Banchini:  1844 Francis Bennat (17 August 1844 – 27

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16 August Cello Birthdays

Cello Birthdays – 16 August

1863 Gabriel Pierné (16 August 1863 – 17 July 1937) French composer, conductor, pianist, and organist – Here is his Cello Sonata (1922) played by cellist Alexis Descharmes and pianist Jean-Philippe Guillo:  1867 Albrecht Löffler (16 August 1867 – 29 April 1936) German cellist 1908 Orlando Cole  (16 August

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15 August Cello Birthdays

Cello Birthdays – 15 August

1843  Jules de Swert (15 August 1843 – 24 February 1891) Belgian cellist, conductor, composer, and music educator – Here is his Elégie performed by the Tansman Cello Quartet:  Here is an Urtext edition of his Scherzo Capriccioso, Op. 17, by our Cello Music Editions Specialist, Dr. Yuriy Leonovich.

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14 August Cello Birthdays

Cello Birthdays – 14 August

1873 Adolf Schiffer (14 August 1873 – 13 May 1950)  Hungarian-born Czech cellist – He was a student of  David Popper and a teacher of János Starker. 1937 Dr. Brian Fennelly (14 August 1937 – 17 June 2015) American composer, theorist, professor of music, and keyboard player Here is a

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