(17 August 1686 – 3 March 1768)
Italian composer, singing teacher, composition teacher
Here are the first two movements of his Cello Concerto in G Major, performed by cellist Gaetano Nasillo with l’Ensemble 415 directed by Chiara Banchini:
(17 August 1844 – 27 August 1917)
Austrian cellist and musicologist
T. J. Anderson
American composer, conductor, orchestrator, and educator
Here are his “Spirit Songs: Gospels, Serenades, and Vamps” recorded by the Mallarmé Chamber Players:
American cellist – the longest-serving principal cellist of The Cleveland Orchestra
Here he plays Bloch’s Schelomo: Rhapsodie Hébraïque for Violoncello and Orchestra with The Cleveland Orchestra under Christoph von Dohnányi:
(17 August 1948 – 31 January 2014)
Russian cellist, writer, academic, and conductor
Here is a recording of a performance he gave in 2010 with pianist Dmitri Alexeev of the fourth movement of the Prokofiev Cello Sonata in C Major, Op. 119:
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