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Cello Birthdays – 31 October

1906

Louise Talma

 (31 October 1906 – 13 August 1996)

American composer, academic, and pianist

Louise Talma

Here is her “Lament” recorded by cellist Judith Herbert and pianist Diana Ambache:


1947

Howard Skempton

Happy birthday!

English composer, pianist, accordionist, and music editor

Howard Skempton

Here is his “Lullaby” for clarinet and cello, recorded by an unnamed clarinetist and cellist:

 


1964

Jan Škrdlík

Happy birthday!

Czech cellist, artist, writer, and professor

Jan Škrdlík

Here is a recording of him playing the Rachmaninov Sonata in g minor, Op. 19, with pianist Bernadene Blaha:

 



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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