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Cello Birthdays – 29 August


Bruno Steindel

(29 August 1866 – 4 May 1949)

German-American cellist

Bruno Steindel

Here is a 1917 recording of him performing the solo in Franz von Suppé’s Poet and Peasant Overture with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Frederick Stock:


Edvin Kallstenius

(29 August 1881 – 22 November 1967)

Swedish composer and librarian

Edvin Kallstenius

Here is the first movement of his Cello Sonata in D Major, Op.6, recorded by cellist Mats Lidström and pianist Bengt Forsberg:


Jennifer Kloetzel

Happy birthday!

American cellist and teacher

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Here she performs the second movement of the Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat, Op. 107 with the Waynesboro Symphony Orchestra conducted by Peter Wilson.

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.