Jules de Swert
(15 August 1843 – 24 February 1891)
Belgian cellist, conductor, composer, and music educator
Here is his Elégie performed by the Tansman Cello Quartet:
Here is an Urtext edition of his Scherzo Capriccioso, Op. 17, by our Cello Music Editions Specialist, Dr. Yuriy Leonovich.
(15 August 1875 – 1 September 1912)
English composer and conductor
Here is a performance of his Variations for cello and piano, performed by cellist Razvan Suma and pianist Rebeca Omordia:
(15 August 1890 – 5 February 1962)
Here is his Concerto for Cello and 10 wind instruments, recorded by cellist Jacqueline du Pré (1962), with the Michael Krein Orchestra conducted by Michael Krein:
(15 August 1922 – 1 February 2009)
German-American composer, pianist, and conductor
Here is his “Capriccio” performed by cellist Daniel Gaisford and pianist Sean Botkin:
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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