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:
(1 October 1860 – 21 December 1930)
German cellist and conductor
(1 October 1865 – 17 May 1935)
French composer, critic, scholar, and teacher
Here is his “Fanfare pour préceder” from La Peri arranged for cello ensemble by Katharina Meldre and performed by cellistRichard Weiss:
(1 October 1931 – 19 September 2021)
Italian composer, painter, set and costume designer, opera director and manager, writer, and professor
Here is a recording of cellist Nicola Baroni performing his “Deborah Parker: Aria per violoncello solo da Rara requiem”:
Here he plays “Almost Mid-Day” with his trio (the Fred Lonberg-holm Trio):
Know of other cellists, cello makers, composers of music played by cellists, or those with a strong tie to the cello world born on this day? This is a work in progress. We’d love to hear from you if you have suggestions, additions, or corrections. Thank you!
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