(4 October 1749 – 7 September 1819)
French cellist, composer, and teacher
Here is his Cello Concerto No. 4 in e minor (1798) performed by cellist Peter Hörr and the Hofkapelle Weimar:
He is sometimes referred to as “Duport the Younger” to distinguish him from his older brother, Jean-Pierre.
Ernesto de Curtis
(4 October 1875 – 31 December 1937)
Here is his “Amalia,” transcribed for cello and piano and performed by cellist Settimio Guadagni and pianist Giuseppe Fricelli:
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