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Cello Birthdays – 27 August


Ludwig Lebell

(27 August 1872 – 17 September 1954)

Austrian-British cellist and composer

Ludwig Lebell (1933)

Ludwig Lebell (1933)


Rebecca Clarke

(27 August 1886 – 13 October 1979)

British-American composer and violist

Rebecca Clarke holding her viola

Here is her Rhapsody for Cello and Piano performed by cellist Lionel Handy and pianist Jennifer Hughes:

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.