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Cello Birthdays – 12 September

1809

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:


1887

George Georgescu

 (12 September 1887 – 1 September 1964)

Romanian cellist and conductor

By Wikipedia, Romanian version, Fair use.


1991

Dobrawa Czocher

Happy birthday!

Polish cellist and composer

Dobrawa Czocher

Here she performs “Chwile” with pianist Hania Rani:



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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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