3 October Cello Birthdays

Cello Birthdays – 3 October

1710 Bartholomew Johnson (3 October 1710 – 14 February 1814) English cellist and centenarian – 1877 Beatrice Eveline (Jones) (3 October 1877 – ?) Welsh cellist Her professional name was Beatrice Eveline. During World War I, she played concerts to raise funds for the Red Cross. She played in the first

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2 October Cello Birthdays

Cello Birthdays – 2 October

1861 Wilhelm Jeral (2 October 1861 — 17 December 1935) Czech cellist and composer – 1872 Hugo Schlemüller (2 October 1872 — 7 August 1918) German cellist and composer 1929 Kenneth Leighton (2 October 1929 – 24 August 1988) British composer and pianist Here is his Elegy performed by cellist

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1 October Cello Birthdays

Cello Birthdays – 1 October

1724 Giovanni Battista Cirri (1 October 1724 – 11 June 1808) Italian cellist and composer – Here cellist Alison McGillivray performs the first movement of his Sonata in F Major, Op. 15, No. 3, with harpsichordist Giulia Nuti and lutenist William Carter:  1860 Paul Prill (1 October 1860 – 21 December 1930)

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30 September Cello Birthdays

Cello Birthdays – 30 September

1840 Johan Svendsen (30 September 1840 – 14 June 1911) Norwegian composer, conductor, and violinist – Here is his Cello Concerto in D Major, Op. 7 (1870), recorded by cellist Hege Waldeland with the Bergen Symphony Orchestra conducted by Karsten Andersen:  1852 Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (30 September 1852 – 29

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29 September Cello Birthdays

Cello Birthdays – 29 September

1674 Jacques-Martin Hotteterre (29 September 1674 – 16 July 1763) French composer and flautist – Here is the second movement, Sarabande, of his Suite No. 3 performed by flautist Latham Horn and cellist Julia Willeitner:  1879 Willem Willeke (29 September 1879 – 26 November 1950) Dutch-American cellist He began his career as a

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28 September Cello Birthdays

Cello Birthdays – 28 September

1746 Giovanni Punto (28 September 1746 – 16 February 1803) Czech horn player and composer – Here is the fourth movement of his Sonata for Horn and Cello Duet recorded by Kestrel Wright (horn) and Michelle Cameron (cello):   1870 Florent Schmitt (27 September 1870 – 17 August 1958) French

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27 September Cello Birthdays

Cello Birthdays – 27 September

1601 King Louis XIII of France (27 September 1601 – 14 May 1643) King of France, music patron, and composer – Here are Fritz Kreisler’s “Chanson Louis XIII” and “Pavane” recorded by cellist Pierre Fournier and pianist Ernest Lush in 1952:   1879 Cyril Scott (27 September 1879 – 31 December

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26 September Cello Birthdays

Cello Birthdays – 26 September

1898 George Gershwin (26 September 1898 – 11 July 1937) American composer and pianist – Here is a performance of his Three Preludes, arranged for violin by Jascha Heifetz and transcribed and performed on the cello by Leonard Disselhorst with pianist Miho Uchida:  1899 William Levi Dawson (26 September

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25 September Cello Birthdays

Cello Birthdays – 25 September

1683 Jean-Philippe Rameau (25 September 1683 – 12 September 1764) French composer and music theorist – Here is his “Les Sauvages” performed by Pavel Serbin and Avgust Krepak:  1744 Frederick William II of Prussia (25 September 1744 – 16 November 1797) King of Prussia from 1786 and amateur cellist He

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24 September Cello Birthdays

Cello Birthdays – 24 September

1806 George Alexander Osborne (24 September 1806 – 16 November 1893) Irish composer and pianist – Here is the first movement of his Cello Sonata in B-flat Major recorded by cellist Justin Pearson and pianist Una Hunt:   1859 Julius Klengel (24 September 1859 – 27 October 1933) German cellist,

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