(24 August 1837 – 11 June 1924)
French composer, organist, and music teacher
Here is his Cello Sonata in D Major performed by cellist Benôit Loiselle and pianist Stéphane Lemelin:
(24 August 1879 – 5 June 1942)
Here is some home movie footage of him in rehearsal with conductor (and fellow cellist) Hans Kindler at the Hollywood Bowl in 1937. The music was added later as the original film was silent. The piece, Villageoise, was written and performed by Gérard Hekking:
(24 August 1910 – 30 April 2000)
German-American composer and music professor
Here is his Recitative and Aria for cello and orchestra (1985), recorded by Janos Starker and the Pittsburgh Symphony conducted by Dennis Russell Davies:
(24 August 1949 – 19 October 2014)
Grammy-winning American composer
Here is his Art Suite, performed by Duo Amie (Julie Reimann cello, Ellyses Kuan, piano):
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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