Frederico de Freitas
(15 November 1902 – 12 January 1980)
Portuguese composer, conductor, musicologist, and pedagogue
Here is his Nocturno for cello and piano, recorded by cellist Jed Barahal and pianist Christina Margotto:
Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg
(15 November 1907 – 20 July 1944)
German aristocrat, cellist, and failed assassin of Hitler
English composer, musicologist, author, and pianist
Here is his Threnody for cello and piano, recorded by cellist Lydia Hillerudh and pianist Joseph Havlat :
American composer and professor
Here is his Cello Sonata performed by cellist Clare Monfredo and pianist Yvonne Chen:
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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