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Cello Birthdays – 18 September

1711

Ignaz Holzbauer

(18 September 1711 – 7 April 1783)

Austrian composer

Ignaz Holzbauer

Here is a synthesized recording of his recently discovered Concerto in A Major for cello and strings, edited and corrected by Kevin Dvorak. Please let us know if you record it.


1870

Emil Braun

(18 September 1870 – 1954)

Swiss cellist, viola da gamba player, and professor

Emil Braun


1885

Uzeyir Hajibeyov

(18 September 1885 –23 November 1948)

 Azerbaijani composer, cellist, conductor, publicist, playwright, and social figure

Uzeyir Hajibeyov


1893

Arthur Benjamin

(18 September 1893 – 10 April 1960)

Australian composer, pianist, conductor, and teacher

Arthur Benjamin

Here are cellist Lorne Munroe and pianist Jonathan Feldman playing his Sonatina in a minor: I. Preamble: Allegretto amabile. Benjamin wrote this for Lorne when the cellist was 13!


1945

Roman Jabłoński

Happy birthday!

Polish cellist

Roman Jabłoński

Here he performs the Schumann concerto, cadenza by Henryk Jablonski, with the Polish National Radio and TV Orchestra – KATOWICE, conducted by Antoni Wit:


1963

John Powell

Happy birthday!

English composer based in Los Angeles, CA, known for his film scores

John Powell. Photo by MCSBasPJF

John Powell. Photo by MCSBasPJF, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Here is a cello cover of his theme from How To Train Your Dragon played by Auri Forda:


1994

Sarah Joy (Sarah Hohstadt)

Happy birthday!

American cellist, vocalist, composer, and teacher

Sarah Hohstadt

Here is her “Little Ant”:


2020

The Cello Museum

It’s our anniversary!

Online museum of (almost) all things cello

The Cello Museum logo

It is also the birthday of one of our anonymous patrons. You know who you are. Thank you so much for everything! Happy birthday!



Your Turn

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!

We include those with recordings and/or images available online.

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