(18 October 1850 – 16 November 1909)
French pianist and composer
Here is his “Simple Aveu” recorded by cellist Cedric Sharpe and pianist Miss Cecil Dixon in 1923:
(18 October 1854 — 23 March 1906)
Dutch cellist and professor
(18 October 1920 – 22 April 2017)
English cellist who performed at the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer
Canadian composer and conductor
Here is “Cimbrone,” the 1st movement of his Cello Concerto, “Mythic Gardens,” performed by cellist Sophie Shao with the BBC Concert Orchestra under Keith Lockhart:
Polish cellist, composer, conductor, and teacher
Here he performs the 1st movement of Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Major, Hob.VIIb:2 with the Sinfonia Varsovia:
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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