(17 October 1688 – 2 January 1726)
Italian composer and Jesuit
Here is his “Adagio” for oboe, cello, organ and orchestra performed by cellist Bernard Fonteny, oboist Pierre Pierlot, and organist Anne-Marie Beckensteiner with the Orchestre de Chambre Jean-François Paillard, conducted by Jean-François Paillard. (Zipoli’s piece is originally for organ and is a mix of “All’elevazione” in F and in C.)
(17 October 1892 – 23 February 1983)
English composer, organist, and teacher
Here is the first movement of his Cello Concerto, performed by cellist Guy Johnston with the Britten Sinfonia directed by Christopher Seaman:
Jaap Spaanderman, Jr.
(17 October 1896 – 22 July 1985)
Dutch pianist, cellist, conductor, and teacher
Here is the world premiere of her Resolves performed by cellist Roger Morelló Ros:
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