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Cello Birthdays – 29 October


Juan Bautista Massa

(29 October 1885 – 7 March 1938)

Argentine composer and conductor

Juan Bautista Massa

Here is his “Triste” performed by cellist Paolo Ferrara and pianist Silvia Galeano:


Roland Pidoux

Happy birthday!

French cellist, arranger, and conductor

Roland Pidoux

Here is a recording of him playing Gabriel Fauré’s “Après un rêve” with pianist Dalton Baldwin:


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.


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