(17 November 1849 – 119 March 1940)
(17 November 1855 – 31 May 1927)
Italian-American operatic baritone and cellist
(17 November 1859 – 29 July 1933)
Norwegian composer, writer, and cellist
He studied in Paris: cello with Auguste Franchomme and composition with Jules Massenet. Here is his Phantasiestück recorded by cellist Baard Bosrup and an unnamed pianist:
(17 November 1919 – 2 December 1981)
American composer, arranger, orchestrator, and cellist
American composer, arranger, and conductor
Here are his “Three songs for Marlboro” for horn and cello, performed by the ClassicArt Ensemble:
Here is a recording of him playing the Charles-Marie Widor Cello Concerto in e minor, Op. 41, with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by Martin Yates:
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