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Cello Birthdays – 24 September


George Alexander Osborne

(24 September 1806 – 16 November 1893)

Irish composer and pianist

George Alexander Osborne

Here is the first movement of his Cello Sonata in B-flat Major recorded by cellist Justin Pearson and pianist Una Hunt:



Julius Klengel

(24 September 1859 – 27 October 1933)

German cellist, composer, and teacher

Juliu Klengel in 1903

Here is his Hymnus for 12 Cellos, Op.57 performed by the 12 cellists of the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben:

 Here are some editions of his music by our cello music editions specialist, Dr. Yuriy Leonovich:


Joseph Malkin

(24 September 1879 – 1 September 1969)

Cellist from Odessa, Russia (now the Ukraine)

Joseph Malkin

Here is a 1910 recording of him playing Schumann’s Träumerei with an unidentified pianist::


Andrzej Panufnik

(24 September 1914 – 27 October 1991)

Polish-British composer and conductor

Andrzej Panufnik

Here is his Cello Concerto (1991) recorded by cellist Raphael Wallfisch with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin conducted by Łukasz Borowicz:


Günther Johannes Paetsch

(24 September 1929 – 30 April 1997)

 German polymath: cellist, pianist, photographer, riding instructor, law editor, inventor, and businessman

Günther Johannes Paetsch

Photo by Swanstone, CC BY-SA 4.0.


John Rutter

Happy birthday!

English composer, conductor, editor, arranger, and record producer

John Rutter

Here is his “The Lord bless you and keep you” performed by the Silenus Ensemble:


Lionel Bringuier

Happy birthday!

 French conductor, cellist, and pianist

Lionel Bringuier. Photo by Simon Pauly

Lionel Bringuier. Photo by Simon Pauly

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.