3 September Cello Birthdays

Cello Birthdays – 3 September

1695 Pietro Locatelli (3 September 1695 – 30 March 1764) Italian composer and violinist – Here is his Sonata in D Major (a mix of two of Locatelli’s violin sonatas) performed by cellist Min Ji Kim and pianist Ofelia Montalvan: 1704 Giovanni Battista Costanzi (3 September 1704 – 5 March

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2 September Cello Birthdays

Cello Birthdays – 2 September

1873 Walter Lenck (2 September 1873 – 13 August 1952) German- South African cellist, sculptor, draftsman, painter, architect, composer, and dramatist – 1917 Laurindo Almeida (2 September 1917 – 26 July 1995) Brazilian composer and guitarist Here is his “Lobiana” performed by cellist Yvonne Timoianu and guitarist Günther Berger: 

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1 September Cello Birthdays

Cello Birthdays – 1 September

1653 Johann Pachelbel  (baptized 1 September 1653 – 3 March 1706) German composer – Here is a video by The Piano Guys of their own version of Pachelbel’s famous Canon:  1854 Engelbert Humperdinck (1 September 1854 – 27 September 1921)  German composer Here is “Abendsegen” from his opera Hänsel

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31 August Cello Birthdays

Cello Birthdays – 31 August

1834 Amilcare Ponchielli (31 August 1834 – 16 January 1886) Italian opera composer – Here is his “Dance of the Hours” arranged by E and E Cello Music:  1938 Wieland Kuijken Happy birthday! Belgian cellist, baroque cellist, and viola da gamba player Here is an interview with him at

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Cello Birthdays – 29 August

1866 Bruno Steindel (29 August 1866 – 4 May 1949) German-American cellist – Here is a 1917 recording of him performing the solo in Franz von Suppé’s Poet and Peasant Overture with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Frederick Stock:  1881 Edvin Kallstenius (29 August 1881 – 22 November

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28 August Cello Birthdays

Cello Birthdays – 28 August

1754 Peter Winter (baptized 28 August 1754 – 17 October 1825) German composer, violinist, and conductor – Here is his Concertino for Clarinet, Cello, and Orchestra in E-Flat Major, recorded by clarinettist Jost Michaels, cellist Irene Güdel, and the Kammerorchester des Saarländischen Rundfunks conducted by Karl Ristenpart:  1852 Johannes

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27 August Cello Birthdays

Cello Birthdays – 27 August

1872 Ludwig Lebell (27 August 1872 – 17 September 1954) Austrian-British cellist and composer – 1886 Rebecca Clarke (27 August 1886 – 13 October 1979) British-American composer and violist Here is her Rhapsody for Cello and Piano performed by cellist Lionel Handy and pianist Jennifer Hughes:  Your Turn Know

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26 August Cello Birthdays

Cello Birthdays – 26 August

1925 Gustavo Becerra-Schmidt (26 August 1925 – 3 January 2010) Chilean composer – Here is the first movement of his Cello Sonata No. 3, recorded by cellist Carlos Prieto and pianist Edison Quintana:  1927 Edward (Russell) Bisha (26 August 1927 – 4 May 1991) American-Canadian cellist 1994 Anastasia Kobekina

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25 August Cello Birthdays

Cello Birthdays – 25 August

1902 Stefan Wolpe (25 August 1902 – 4 April 1972) German-American composer – Here are his Drei kleinere Kanons for viola and cello, recorded by members of the Ensemble Recherche:  1914 Alexei Haieff (25 August 1914 – 1 March 1994) Russian-American composer Here is the first movement of his

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24 August Cello Birthdays

Cello Birthdays – 24 August

1837 Théodore Dubois (24 August 1837 – 11 June 1924) French composer, organist, and music teacher – Here is his Cello Sonata in D Major performed by cellist Benôit Loiselle and pianist Stéphane Lemelin:  1879 Gérard Hekking (24 August 1879 – 5 June 1942) French Cellist Here is some

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