(16 August 1863 – 17 July 1937)
French composer, conductor, pianist, and organist
Here is his Cello Sonata (1922) played by cellist Alexis Descharmes and pianist Jean-Philippe Guillo:
(16 August 1867 – 29 April 1936)
(16 August 1908 – 25 January 2010)
American cellist and cello teacher
He was friends with Samuel Barber and the dedicatee of Barber’s Sonata for Violoncello and Piano, Op. 6. Here is a performance of the Barber Sonata by Cole with pianist Vladimir Sokoloff. Cole gives a brief introduction, speaking about his connection with Barber and this piece:
(16 August 1917 – 27 December 2008)
Here is his Cello Sonata performed by cellist Isaac Casal and pianist Liudmila Georgievskaya:
(16 August 1929 – 15 September 1980)
American jazz pianist and composer
Here is his “Waltz for Debby” performed by Cecilia Calvo (cello) and Esteban Juarez (Cantazul):
Here is the first movement of “Fire,” his Solo Cello Suite No. 2 (of six suites), performed by cellist Rylan Gajek:
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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