(14 October 1864 – ?)
Alexander von Zemlinsky
(14 October 1871 – 15 March 1942)
Austrian composer, conductor, and teacher
Here is his Cello Sonata (1894) performed by cellist Anssi Karttunen and pianist Nicolas Hodges:
(14 October 1888 – 9 January 1923)
Writer and cellist from New Zealand, later settled in England
(14 October 1898 – 8 October 1980)
French cellist, a radio telegrapher during WWI, and inventor
He is best known for inventing the musical instrument called the ondes Martenot.
La Monte Young
American composer and saxophonist
Here is the first part of his “Just Charles & Cello in the Romantic Chord” performed by cellist Charles Curtis:
Here is her “Sept Papillons for Solo Cello” (2000) recorded by cellist Dirk Wietheger.
American composer, clarinetist, and conductor
Here he and cellist Jay Campbell perform his “Coming Together”:
French cellist and professor
Here she performs Schubert’s “Arpeggione,” Sonatina, and Lieder transcriptions with pianist Claire Désert:
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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