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Cello Birthdays – 22 September

1733

Anton Fils

 (22 September 1733 (baptized) – 14 March 1760 (buried))

German cellist and composer

Anton Fils

Here is a recording of his Concerto for Cello and String Orchestra in G Major recorded by cellist Thomas Demenga with the Camerata Bern conducted by Thomas Füri:


1823

Maurycy Karasowski

(22 September 1823 – 20 April 1892)

Polish cellist and writer (biographer of Chopin)

Maurycy Karasowski

Photo by Maxymiljan Fajans


1933

Leonardo Balada

Happy birthday!

Catalan-American composer

Leonardo Balada

Here is his “Spiritual” for cello and piano recorded by cellist Pere Joan Carrascosa and pianist Óscar Oliver:


1961

Michael Torke

Happy birthday!

American composer

Michael Torke

Photo by Bryan Hainer

Here is the first movement of his cello concerto, Winter’s Tale, recorded by cellist Julie Albers with the Albany Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Alan Miller:



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.

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