(26 September 1898 – 11 July 1937)
American composer and pianist
Here is a performance of his Three Preludes, arranged for violin by Jascha Heifetz and transcribed and performed on the cello by Leonard Disselhorst with pianist Miho Uchida:
William Levi Dawson
(26 September 1899 – 2 May 1990)
American composer, choir director, professor, and musicologist
Here is “Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit” arranged by W. L. Dawson:
(26 September 1911 – 16 February 1951)
Japanese composer and conductor
Here are the first two movements of his Cello Concerto recorded by cellist Ko Iwasaki with an unnamed orchestra conducted by Ko Iwasaki:
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