Sir Arthur Bliss
(2 August 1891 – 27 March 1975)
Here is his Cello Concerto (1970), which he wrote in his late 70s for Rostropovich. Bliss’s concerto is performed by cellist Tim Hugh with the English Northern Philharmonia conducted by David Lloyd Jones:
Johanna Gertrud Rottenberg Hindemith
(2 August 1900 – 13 March 1967)
A pianist, cellist, and bassist – wife of Paul Hindemith
Although she did not appear publically as a performer after her marriage, she played throughout her life. Read more about her here.
Polish-American composer and pianist
(2 August 1914 – 17 November 1979)
Here is his Triptyque Contemporain (1944), played by cellist Lars Hoefs and pianist Alexandre Zamith:
(2 August 1923 – 26 April 2018)
Canadian cellist and teacher
Here he performs with Herbie Helbig and others on the album A Classical Gas! (1969)
Happy 87th birthday!
Austrian cellist and cello teacher
Here he performs Robert Schumann’s Fantasiestücke, Op. 73, with pianist Sandra Jost:
Happy 71st birthday!
English Christian singer, songwriter, and worship leader
Here is his “Father Me” from an album called Classical Praise Cello:
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