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Cello Birthdays – 19 September

1829

Gustav Schirmer

(19 September 1829 – 6 August 1893)

German music publisher whose company became one of the largest music publishers in the USA

Gustav Schirmer, founder of G. Schirmer, Inc. Photo credit: G. Schirmer archives.

Gustav Schirmer, founder of G. Schirmer, Inc. Photo credit: G. Schirmer archives.

 

Schirmer editions of cello music

1861

Jan Mulder

(19 September 1861 – 23 November 1945)

Dutch cellist who died in a WWII Japanese POW camp in Indonesia

Jan Mulder. Photo: thefamilykalamazoo.com


1901

Rudolf Matz

(19 September 1901 – 22 March 1988)

 Croatian cellist and composer

Photo by: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/hr/c/ce/Rudolf_Matz.jpg – https://hr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolf_Matz#/media/File:Rudolf_Matz.jpg, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Here is the first movement of his Suite in C Major for unaccompanied cello performed by cellist Emilio Arnaldo Pischedda:


1924

Ernest Tomlinson (Alan Perry)

(19 September 1924 – 12 June 2015)

English composer

Photo from his obituary in The Guardian.

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!


1930

Muhal Richard Abrams

(19 September 1930 – 29 October 2017)

American cellist, composer, educator, administrator, arranger, clarinetist, and jazz pianist



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!

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