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Cello Birthdays – 31 August

1834

Amilcare Ponchielli

(31 August 1834 – 16 January 1886)

Italian opera composer

Amilcare Ponchielli

Amilcare Ponchielli. Photo by Archivio Storico Ricordi, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Here is his “Dance of the Hours” arranged by E and E Cello Music:


1938

Wieland Kuijken

Happy birthday!

Belgian cellist, baroque cellist, and viola da gamba player

Wieland Kuijken

Here is an interview with him at the LongLake Festival 2011:



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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