(18 August 1750 – 7 May 1825)
Italian composer, conductor, and teacher
Here is an excerpt of Variations on a Theme by Antonio Salieri by Alexander Dmitriev performed by Yosif Feigelson:
(18 August 1849 – 10 January 1895)
French violinist and composer
Here is his Berceuse from Jocelyn, arranged for seven cellos and performed by Soo Bae:
(18 August 1907 – 12 November 1978)
Here is the first movement of his Suite for Cello and Piano, recorded by cellist Kristen Yeon-Ji Yun and pianist Phoenix Park-Kim:
(18 August 1910 – 27 September 2001)
German-born American composer, organist, pianist, musicologist, and choir conductor
Here is his From the World Of My Father performed by cellist Steven Honigberg and pianist Carol Honigberg:
Chinese composer, pianist, viola d’amore player, and conductorHere is his Crouching Tiger Concerto performed by cellist Jiapeng Nie with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine conducted by Fan Tao:
Russian-born American composer and violist
Here is an excerpt from the first movement of his work Cello Status performed by cellist Nicholas Finch and the NouLou Chamber Players conducted by Jason Seber:
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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