(19 September 1829 – 6 August 1893)
German music publisher whose company became one of the largest music publishers in the USA
(19 September 1861 – 23 November 1945)
Dutch cellist who died in a WWII Japanese POW camp in Indonesia
(19 September 1901 – 22 March 1988)
Croatian cellist and composer
Here is the first movement of his Suite in C Major for unaccompanied cello performed by cellist Emilio Arnaldo Pischedda:
Ernest Tomlinson (Alan Perry)
(19 September 1924 – 12 June 2015)
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!
Muhal Richard Abrams
(19 September 1930 – 29 October 2017)
American cellist, composer, educator, administrator, arranger, clarinetist, and jazz pianist
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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