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Cello Birthdays – 10 November


François Couperin

(10 November 1668 – 11 September 1733)

French composer, organist, and harpsichordist

François Couperin

Here is his Concert a deux Violoncelles arranged by Paul Bazelaire played by Sergi Boadella and Tido Janssen:


Carlo Zuccari

(10 November 1703 – 3 May 1792)

Italian composer and violinist

Carlo Zuccari

Here are his Cello Sonatas recorded by cellist Renato Criscuolo (baroque cello and five-string cello) with Musica Perduta:



François Cupis de Renoussard

(10 November 1732 – 13 October 1808)

French composer, cellist, and music educator

Here is his Duo Op.5, No. 2, in C major, for two cellos, recorded on baroque cellos by cellists Claudio Ronco and Emanuela Vozza:



Salvador Contreras

(10 November 1910 – 7 November 1982)

Mexican composer and violinist

Salvador Contreras

Here is his Sonata for Violin and Cello recorded by violinist Arón Bitrán and cellist Alvaro Bitrán:


Ennio Morricone

(10 November 1928 – 6 July 2020)

Italian composer, orchestrator, conductor, and trumpeter

Ennio Morricone

Photo by Olivier Strecker, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Here are a number of his works performed by Hauser:

Your Turn

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!

We include those with recordings and/or images available online.