(28 September 1746 – 16 February 1803)
Czech horn player and composer
Here is the fourth movement of his Sonata for Horn and Cello Duet recorded by Kestrel Wright (horn) and Michelle Cameron (cello):
(27 September 1870 – 17 August 1958)
French composer, member of a group known as Les Apaches
Here is his “Chant Elégiaque” recorded by cellist Béatrice Noël and pianist Marie-Josèphe Truys:
(28 September 1879 – 29 December 1955)
(28 September 1913 – 20 March 2000)
American composer, pianist, and teacher
Here is her Missa Brevis for Four Cellos and Taped Voice (1972) recorded by mezzosoprano Jan DeGaetani and cellists Eric Barlett, David Finckel, Michael Finckel, and Maxine Neuman:
(27 September 1935 – 20 May 2017)
Russian cellist and businessman
Here is a recording of a live performance he gave with pianist Miroslav Kultyshev in 2013:
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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