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Cello Birthdays – 4 November

1906

Arnold Cooke

(4 November 1906 – 13 August 2005)

British composer, cellist, and pianist

Arnold Cooke

Here is his cello concerto performed by cellist Thomas Igloi with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Charles Groves:


1906

Siegfried Borris

(4 November 1906 – 23 August 1987)

German composer, musicologist, and music educator

Here is his Partita for two cellos, performed by the cello duo Ralph-Detlev and Angelica Jerzewski:


1957

Elena Kats-Chernin

Happy birthday!

Soviet-born Australian pianist and composer

Elena Kats-Chernin

Here is her Phoenix Story performed by twin cellists Pei-Jee and Pei-Sian Ng:

Learn about her Patina for unaccompanied cello in Erica’s postcard.


1969

Philip Sheppard

Happy birthday!

British composer, producer, virtuoso cellist, inventor, public speaker, philanthropist, Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music, and creative innovator

Philip Sheppard

Here he performs his “Moveable Type”:



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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