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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Cello Birthdays 3 August

Cello Birthdays – 3 August

1917 Antonio Lauro (3 August 1917 – 18 April 1986) Venezuelan composer – Here is his Vals Venezolano No. 2 and his Vals Venezuelano Natalia, arranged for four cellos by Julia Floberg. Performed by the Delphia Cello Quartet. Cellists: Nora Doyle, Rosa Thompson-Vieira, Patricia Ryan, and  Julia Floberg.  1948

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Cello Birthdays - 2 August

Cello Birthdays – 2 August

1891 Sir Arthur Bliss  (2 August 1891 – 27 March 1975) English composer – Here is his Cello Concerto (1970), which he wrote in his late 70s for Rostropovich. Bliss’s concerto is performed by cellist Tim Hugh with the English Northern Philharmonia conducted by David Lloyd Jones:  1900 Johanna

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