23 October Cello Birthdays

Cello Birthdays – 23 October

1715 Peter II of Russia (23 October [O.S. 12 October] 1715 – 30 January [O.S. 19 January] 1730) Emperor of Russia and amateur cellist – 1865 Ferdinando Ronchini (23 October 1865 — 1938) Italian cellist and composer Here is his “Mazurka” for cello and piano performed by cellist Valérie Aimard

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22 October Cello Birthdays

Cello Birthdays – 22 October

1765 Daniel Steibelt (22 October 1765 – 20 September 20 [O.S. 8 September] 1823) German pianist and composer – He is famous for having lost a musical duel with Ludwig van Beethoven. In Ferdinand Ries’s recollection of the event, Beethoven improvised on a Steibelt cello part. Ries wrote that Beethoven

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21 October Cello Birthdays

Cello Birthdays – 21 October

1879 Joseph Canteloube (21 October 1879 – 4 November 1957) French composer, musicologist, and author – Here is “Baïlèro” from his Chants d’Auvergne performed by Julian Lloyd Webber:  1885 Egon Wellesz (21 October 1885 – 9 November 1974) Austrian-British composer, teacher, and musicologist Here is his Sonata for Solo Cello,

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20 October Cello Birthdays

Cello Birthdays – 20 October

1883 Alexander Krein (20 October 1883 – 25 April 1951) Soviet composer and cellist – Here is his Jewish Melody, Op. 43, recorded by cellist Aron Zelkowicz and pianist Rodrigo Ojeda:   1931 Jules Eskin (20 October 1931 – 15 November 2016) American cellist and former principal of the Boston

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19 October Cello Birthdays

Cello Birthdays – 19 October

1846 Hermann Jacobowsky (19 October 1846 – ?) German cellist, composer, arranger, and teacher – Here is his “Fragment from R. Wagner’s Parsifal” for four cellos performed by the KODA Cello Quartet:   1870 Mabel Chaplin (19 October 1870 – 6 November 1960) English cellist and early music specialist (one

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18 October Cello Birthdays

Cello Birthdays – 18 October

1850 Francis Thomé (18 October 1850 – 16 November 1909) French pianist and composer – Here is his “Simple Aveu” recorded by cellist Cedric Sharpe and pianist Miss Cecil Dixon in 1923:   1854 Antoon Bouman (18 October 1854 — 23 March 1906) Dutch cellist and professor 1920 Olga Hegedus

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17 October Cello Birthdays

Cello Birthdays – 17 October

1688 Domenico Zipoli (17 October 1688 – 2 January 1726) Italian composer and Jesuit – Here is his “Adagio” for oboe, cello, organ and orchestra performed by cellist Bernard Fonteny, oboist Pierre Pierlot, and organist Anne-Marie Beckensteiner with the Orchestre de Chambre Jean-François Paillard, conducted by Jean-François Paillard. (Zipoli’s piece

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16 October Cello Birthdays

Cello Birthdays – 16 October

1852 Joseph Hollmann (16 October 1852 – 31 December 1927) Dutch cellist – He was the dedicatee of Saint-Saëns’ Concerto No. 2. Here is a 1922 recording of him playing “The Swan” with pianist Thomas Griselle   1854 Oscar Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) Irish poet and playwright

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15 October Cello Birthdays

Cello Birthdays – 15 October

1841 Julius Cabisius (15 October 1841 – 3 April 1898) German cellist – 1900 Ernst Silberstein (15 October 1900 – 26 September 1985) German-American cellist 1905 Dag Wirén (15 October 1905 – 19 April 1986) Swedish composer (married to cellist Noel Franks) Here is his Concerto for cello and orchestra,

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14 October Cello Birthdays

Cello Birthdays – 14 October

1864 Caesar Schwormstädt (14 October 1864 – ?) German cellist – 1871 Alexander von Zemlinsky (14 October 1871 – 15 March 1942) Austrian composer, conductor, and teacher Here is his Cello Sonata (1894) performed by cellist Anssi Karttunen and pianist Nicolas Hodges:  1888 Katherine Mansfield (14 October 1888 – 9 January

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