(25 August 1902 – 4 April 1972)
Here are his Drei kleinere Kanons for viola and cello, recorded by members of the Ensemble Recherche:
(25 August 1914 – 1 March 1994)
Here is the first movement of his Cello Sonata recorded by cellist Italo Babini and pianist Elizabeth Sawyer Parisot:
(25 August 1918 – 14 October 1990)
American conductor, composer, pianist, music educator, author, and humanitarian
Here are his Three Meditations from Mass performed by cellist Giovanni Sollima with the Cameristi della Scala conducted by Wilson Hermanto:
Romanian composer, cellist, and music educator
Here is his Turkish Bolero for four cellos and orchestra performed by the Cellissimo Quartet (cellists Marin Cazacu, Alexandra Gutu, Razvan Suma, and Olga Manescu) with the National Romanian Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ilarion Ionescu-Galati:
Here he performs his own arrangement of Debussy’s Clair de Lune:
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