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Cello Birthdays – 26 August

1925

Gustavo Becerra-Schmidt

(26 August 1925 – 3 January 2010)

Chilean composer

Gustavo Becerra-Schmidt

Gustavo Becerra-Schmidt. Photo: Revista Musical Chilena, Fair use.

Here is the first movement of his Cello Sonata No. 3, recorded by cellist Carlos Prieto and pianist Edison Quintana:


1927

Edward (Russell) Bisha

(26 August 1927 – 4 May 1991)

American-Canadian cellist

Edward (Russell) Bisha


1994

Anastasia Kobekina

Happy birthday!

Russian cellist

Anastasia Kobekina. Photo by Julia Altukhova

Photo by Julia Altukhova

Here she plays the Haydn Cello Concerto No.2 in D Major with the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie conducted by Frank Braley:



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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