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Cello Birthdays – 14 September

1737

Michael Haydn

(14 September 1737 – 10 August 1806)

Austrian composer (younger brother of Joseph Haydn)

Portrait of Michael Haydn by Franz Xaver Hornöck, c. 1805

Portrait of Michael Haydn by Franz Xaver Hornöck, c. 1805.

Here is the Cello Concerto in B-flat Major attributed to him, recorded by cellist Jan Vogler with the Münchener Kammerorchester conducted by Reinhard Goebel:


1760

Luigi Cherubini

(14 September 1760 – 15 March 1842)

Italian composer

Luigi Cherubini in old age wearing a Légion d'Honneur medal, lithograph by Marie Alexandre Alophe

Luigi Cherubini in old age wearing a Légion d’Honneur medal,. Lithograph by Marie Alexandre Alophe.

Here is a duet for cello and bass in  g minor attributed to him (from a double bass tutor by Otto Langey), performed by cellist Roman Placzek, bassist Toms Timofejevs, and dancer Renata Nagy Vynikalova:


1953

Tom Cora

(14 September 1953 – 9 April 1998)

American cellist and composer

Here is part of a performance he gave at Open Gallery, Allentown, PA, in 1987:



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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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