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Cello Birthdays – 19 November

1859

Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov

(19 November [O.S. 7 November] 1859 – 28 January 1935)

Russian composer, conductor, and teacher

Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov

Here is a transcription of the second movement of his Violin Sonata, Op.8, by Dr. Yuriy Leonovich, recorded by Dr. Leonovich and pianist Elizabeth DeMio.


1888

Felix Salmond

(19 November 1888 – 20 February 1952)

English cellist and cello teacher

Felix Salmond

Here he plays the 3rd movement of the Chopin Sonata:

 


1932

Betty Beath

Happy birthday!

Australian composer and pianist

Betty Beath

Here is her “Heart Song” (Lagu Cinta) for unaccompanied cello recorded by cellist Louise King

 


1936

Emin Aristakesyan

(19 November 1936 – 19 April 1996)

Armenian / Soviet composer and pianist

Emin Aristakesyan

Here is his Solo Cello Sonata recorded by cellist Juan Aguilera Cerezo:


1951

Ross Bauer

Happy birthday!

American Composer and educator

Ross Bauer

Here is the first movement of his Thin Ice for cello and fourteen players, recorded by cellist Greg Hesselink and Sequitur conducted by Paul Hostetter:

 
Get the sheet music here.



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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!

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