King Louis XIII of France
(27 September 1601 – 14 May 1643)
King of France, music patron, and composer
Here are Fritz Kreisler’s “Chanson Louis XIII” and “Pavane” recorded by cellist Pierre Fournier and pianist Ernest Lush in 1952:
(27 September 1879 – 31 December 1970)
English composer, writer, poet, and occultist
Here is his Cello Concerto recorded by Paul Watkins with the BBC Philharmonic conducted by Martyn Brabbins:
(27 September 1883 – 9 November 1957)
Swiss-American cellist, professor, and conductor
(27 September 1912 – 18 July 2008)
Here is his Phantasy for cello and orchestra, Op. 154, recorded by cellist Marko Ylönen with the Tampere Filharmonia conducted by Hannu Lintu:
(27 September 1935 – 20 May 2017)
Soviet and Russian cellist
Here she is performing Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op.33, with the RTS Symphony Orchestra conducted by Anatoly Novicky:
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!
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