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Cello Birthdays – 20 October


Alexander Krein

(20 October 1883 – 25 April 1951)

Soviet composer and cellist

Here is his Jewish Melody, Op. 43, recorded by cellist Aron Zelkowicz and pianist Rodrigo Ojeda:



Jules Eskin

(20 October 1931 – 15 November 2016)

American cellist and former principal of the Boston Symphony Orchestra

Jules Eskin

Here he gives a birthday performance of the Dvořák concerto with the Boston Civic Symphony conducted by Max Hobart:

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!

We include those with recordings and/or images available online.