(21 September 1737 – 9 May 1791)
American judge, author, composer, and signers of the Declaration of Independence
Here are variations on a theme from his song “My Love is Gone to Sea” by cellist Vasily Popov and pianist Ralitza Patcheva:
Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolayevich of Russia
(21 September 1827 – 25 January 1892)
Russian Grand Duke, admiral, and amateur cellist
(21 September 1874 – 25 May 1934)
English composer, arranger, and teacher
Here is his Invocation (1911) performed by cellist Tim Hugh with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by David Lloyd-Jones:
Here he is performing the 3rd movement of the Rachmaninov Sonata with pianist Edward Neeman:
American television personality, fashion designer, and actress – and cellist (as a child)
Here he plays the 3rd movement of the Chopin sonata with pianist Yasmin Rowe:
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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