(18 September 1711 – 7 April 1783)
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.
(18 September 1870 – 1954)
Swiss cellist, viola da gamba player, and professor
(18 September 1885 –23 November 1948)
Azerbaijani composer, cellist, conductor, publicist, playwright, and social figure
(18 September 1893 – 10 April 1960)
Australian composer, pianist, conductor, and teacher
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!
Here he performs the Schumann concerto, cadenza by Henryk Jablonski, with the Polish National Radio and TV Orchestra – KATOWICE, conducted by Antoni Wit:
English composer based in Los Angeles, CA, known for his film scores
Here is a cello cover of his theme from How To Train Your Dragon played by Auri Forda:
Sarah Joy (Sarah Hohstadt)
American cellist, vocalist, composer, and teacher
Here is her “Little Ant”:
The Cello Museum
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Online museum of (almost) all things cello
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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.