(c. 10 September 1659 – 21 November 1695)
Here is Camille Thomas playing “When I Am Laid In Earth” from his Dido and Aeneas at the Musée du Louvre, with the Brussels Philharmonic conducted by Mathieu Herzog:
Carl Wilhelm Oskar (Oscar) Eberle
(10 September 1842 – 8 December 1901)
Dutch cellist of German descent
(10 September 1876 – 10 January 1938)
Here is a recording of him performing David Popper’s “As Once In Happier Days,” Op. 64, No.1:
Bertus van Lier
(10 September 1906 – 14 February 1972)
Dutch composer, conductor, music critic, teacher, and cellist
Lex van Delden
(10 September 1919 – 1 July 1988)
Here is his Sonata per violoncello solo, Op. 63 (1958) recorded by Doris Hochscheid:
Here is his Catharsis for twelve cellos (1996), dedicated to Professor Zdravko Yordanov and his cello class at the National Academy of Music, Sofia, Bulgaria:
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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