(19 November [O.S. 7 November] 1859 – 28 January 1935)
Russian composer, conductor, and teacher
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.
(19 November 1888 – 20 February 1952)
English cellist and cello teacher
Here he plays the 3rd movement of the Chopin Sonata:
Australian composer and pianist
Here is her “Heart Song” (Lagu Cinta) for unaccompanied cello recorded by cellist Louise King
(19 November 1936 – 19 April 1996)
Armenian / Soviet composer and pianist
Here is his Solo Cello Sonata recorded by cellist Juan Aguilera Cerezo:
American Composer and educator
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:
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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