13 August Cello Birthdays

Cello Birthdays – 13 August

1852 Robert Hausmann (13 August 1852 – 18 January 1909) German cellist – He has many connections with great composers of his time. He premiered and was the dedicatee of Max Bruch’s Kol Nidrei, Op. 47, and Johannes Brahms’ Cello Sonata No. 2 in F major, Op. 99. Here are

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Cello Birthdays – 12 August

1644 Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber (12 August 1644 (baptised) – 3 May 1704) Italian composer and organist – Here is his Cello Battle performed by the Voices of Music:  1762 George IV (George Augustus Frederick) (12 August 1762 – 26 June 1830) King of the United Kingdom of Great

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11 August Cello Birthdays

Cello Birthdays – 11 August

1917 Samuel Mayes (11 August 1917 – 24 August 1990) American cellist – Here is a recording of him playing the Rachmaninov Sonata in g minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 19, with pianist Edna Bockstein:  1929 Alun Hoddinott (11 August 1929 – 11 March 2008) Welsh composer Here

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10 August Cello Birthdays

Cello Birthdays – 10 August

1829 George Calkin (10 August 1829 – 13 July 1911) British organist, cellist, choral conductor, and prolific composer for the organ – 1865 Alexander Glazunov (10 August 1865 – 21 March 1936) Russian composer, music teacher, and conductor Here is cellist Daniel Müller-Schott playing the first of his Two Pieces

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9 August Cello Birthdays

Cello Birthdays – 9 August

1874 Reynaldo Hahn (9 August 1874 – 28 January 1947) Venezuelan-born French composer, conductor, music critic, and singer – Here is his “À Chloris” performed by cellist Julian Lloyd Webber and pianist John Lenehan:  1871 Albert Ketèlbey (9 August 1875 – 26 November 1959) English composer, conductor, pianist – and

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8 August Cello Birthdays

Cello Birthdays – 8 August

1857 Cécile Chaminade (8 August 1857 – 13 April 1944) French composer and pianist – Here cellist Hugo Kreisler plays her “Serenade Espagnole” with his brother Fritz Kreisler on piano:  1871 William Henry Squire (8 August 1871 – 17 March 1963) British cellist, composer, and music professor Here is

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7 August Cello Birthdays

Cello Birthdays – 7 August

1825 Gaetano Antoniazzi (7 August 1825 – 1 August 1897) Italian luthier – Listen to an 1896 Gaetano Antoniazzi cello being played by Orlando Jopling:  1868 Sir Granville Bantock (7 August 1868 – 16 October 1946) British composer, conductor, and professor of music Here is his “Sapphic Poem” performed

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6 August Cello Birthdays

Cello Birthdays – 6 August

1896 Ernesto Lecuona (6 August 1896 – 29 November 1963) Cuban composer and pianist – Here is his “La Cumparsita” performed by cellist Yorick Abel and pianist Yamilé Cruz Montero:  1946 Jan Gilbert Happy 75th birthday! American cellist, composer, electronic music specialist, and music professor Your Turn Know of

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5 August Cello Birthdays

Cello Birthdays – 5 August

1694 Leonardo Leo (Lionardo Oronzo Salvatore de Leo) (5 August 1694 – 31 October 1744) Italian cellist, composer, and organist Here are his six cello concertos performed by cellist Anner Bylsma with Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra conducted by Jeanne Lamon:  1797 Friedrich August Kummer (5 August 1797 – 22 August 1879)

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Cello Birthdays 4 August

Cello Birthdays – 4 August

1910 William Schuman  (4 August 1910 – 15 February 1992) An American composer and arts administrator Here is Schuman’s “A Song of Orpheus” played by Leonard Rose with The Cleveland Orchestra under George Szell:  1952 Tadeusz Wojciechowski Happy birthday! Polish cellist and conductor 1965 Richard Tognetti Happy birthday! Australian violinist,

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