(24 October 1811 – 11 May 1885)
German composer, conductor, pianist, writer, and music director
Here is the first movement of his Cello Sonata No. 2 in a minor, Op. 172, recorded by cellist Joanna Sachryn and pianist Paul Rivinius:
(24 October 1862 – 25 October 1927)
(24 October 1916 – 20 October 2008)
French composer, pianist, teacher, and conductor
Here is his Cello Sonata recorded by cellist Micha Haran and pianist Israel Kastoriano:
(24 October 1925 – 27 May 2003)
Here is his Sequenza XIV for Cello performed by cellist Zlatomir Fung:
(24 October 1929 – 6 February 2022)
Here is his Sonata for solo cello (1955), performed by cellist Anton Pavlovsky:
Happy 91th birthday!
Here are her Ten Cello Preludes (1974), recorded by cellist Julius Berger:
Italian composer and cellist
Here he plays on an ice cello. Want to know more about ice cellos? See our exhibition.
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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