31 October Cello Birthdays

Cello Birthdays – 31 October

1906 Louise Talma  (31 October 1906 – 13 August 1996) American composer, academic, and pianist – Here is her “Lament” recorded by cellist Judith Herbert and pianist Diana Ambache:  1947 Howard Skempton Happy birthday! English composer, pianist, accordionist, and music editor Here is his “Lullaby” for clarinet and cello,

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30 October Cello Birthdays

Cello Birthdays – 30 October

1894 Peter Warlock (Philip Heseltine) (30 October 1894 – 17 December 1930) British composer and music critic – Here is part of his Capriol Suite performed by Friends of Cello:  1897 Agustín Lara (30 October 1897 – 6 November 1970) Mexican composer Here is his “La Cumbancha” arranged for

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29 October Cello Birthdays

Cello Birthdays – 29 October

1885 Juan Bautista Massa (29 October 1885 – 7 March 1938) Argentine composer and conductor – Here is his “Triste” performed by cellist Paolo Ferrara and pianist Silvia Galeano:  1946 Roland Pidoux Happy birthday! French cellist, arranger, and conductor Here is a recording of him playing Gabriel Fauré’s “Après

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28 October Cello Birthdays

Cello Birthdays – 28 October

1896 Howard Hanson (28 October 1896 – 26 February 1981) Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer, conductor, educator, and music theorist. He studied the cello, piano, and trombone. – 1936 Carl Davis Happy birthday! American-born conductor and composer based in the UK Here he talks about his Ballade for cello and orchestra:

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27 October Cello Birthdays

Cello Birthdays – 27 October

1782 Niccolò Paganini (27 October 1782 – 27 May 1840) Italian violinist, violist, guitarist, and composer – Here are his Variations on a Theme of Rossini performed by cellist Andre Navarra:  1921 Anestis Logothetis (27 October 1921 – 6 January 1994) Greek composer (born in Bulgaria to Greek parents) Here is

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26 October Cello Birthdays

Cello Birthdays – 26 October

1738 Louis-Charles-Joseph Rey (26 October 1738 – 12 May 1811) French cellist and composer – Here is his Sonata Op. 4, No.4 in D major, performed by Claudio Ronco and Emanuela Vozza on period instruments:  1758 Carl Siegemund (Sigismund) Schönebeck (26 October 1758 — 22 April 1806) German cellist,

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25 October Cello Birthdays

Cello Birthdays – 25 October

1564 Hans Leo Haßler (25 October 1564 — 8 June 1612) German composer and organist – Here are his Drei Intraden arranged for cello sextet by Hans Erik Deckert and played by cellists Eric Bowden, June Christensen, Erin Farnsworth, Lisa Hammond, Larissa Humphries, and Lisa Matsuda:  1825 Johann Strauss

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24 October Cello Birthdays

Cello Birthdays – 24 October

1811 Ferdinand Hiller (24 October 1811 – 11 May 1885) German composer, conductor, pianist, writer, and music director – Here is the first movement of his Cello Sonata No. 2 in a minor, Op. 172, recorded by cellist Joanna Sachryn and pianist Paul Rivinius:  1862 Fritz Espenhahn (24 October

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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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