(13 November 1903 – 29 November 1961)
Italian-American cellist and teacher
Here is a 1938 recording he made of his transcription of the “Vitali” Chaconne with pianist Erik Schönsee:
(13 November 1921 – 2 October 1996)
Here is his Sonata for cello and piano performed by cellist Janne Virkkala and pianist Risto Kyrö:
Paul W. Whear
(13 November 1925 – 25 March 2021)
American composer, conductor, music educator, and double-bassist
Here is his Sonata for unaccompanied cello (1978) performed by Karen Becker:
Here is his “Parisot,” in an adaptation of his earlier work, “Parisot for 12 Cellos,” written as a tribute to his friend and colleague, Aldo Parisot, premiered by the Yale Cellos in 2016, and performed here by cellist Ashley Bathgate playing live over eleven backing tracks she recorded herself:
Dutch cellist and composer
Here he performs with pianist Harmen Fraanje and vocalist Mola Sylla:
Here are her Moments (2020) performed by cellist Natalie Raney:
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