(2 September 1873 – 13 August 1952)
German- South African cellist, sculptor, draftsman, painter, architect, composer, and dramatist
(2 September 1917 – 26 July 1995)
Brazilian composer and guitarist
Here is his “Lobiana” performed by cellist Yvonne Timoianu and guitarist Günther Berger:
(2 September 1930 – 15 February 2006)
Russian and Soviet composer known for his film music
Here is his “Cooperative Tango” from the movie Garage performed by cellist Anastasia Butorina:
Here is a recording of her playing the Friedrich Gernsheim Cello Sonata No.1 in d minor, Op.12 (1868), with pianist John Jensen:
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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