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Cello Birthdays – 12 September


Johann Benjamin Groß

(12 September 1809 – 1 September 1848)

German cellist and composer

Johann Benjamin Groß

Unknown source – Dr. Folkert Lüken-Isberner, PD-alt-100.

Here is his Cello Concerto in b minor recorded by cellist Klaus-Dieter Brandt with L’arpa festante conducted by Riccardo Minasi:


George Georgescu

 (12 September 1887 – 1 September 1964)

Romanian cellist and conductor

By Wikipedia, Romanian version, Fair use.


Dobrawa Czocher

Happy birthday!

Polish cellist and composer

Dobrawa Czocher

Here she performs “Chwile” with pianist Hania Rani:

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.