(4 September 1824 – 11 October 1896)
Austrian composer, organist, and music theorist
Here is his “Locus iste” arranged for cello quartet by cellist Orfeo Mandozzi and performed by cellist Nerea Sorozábal:
(4 September 1892 – 22 June 1974)
French composer, conductor, and teacher
Here is his Cello Concerto No. 1, Op. 136, recorded by the great Mstislav Rostropovich with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kent Nagano:
Christopher van Kampen
(4 September 1945 – 30 September 1997)
Here is a recording of him playing an unidentified folk song setting by Benjamin Britten with pianist Graham Johnson:
Icelandic cellist and composer
She has won numerous awards, including a Primetime Emmy Award, a Grammy Award, an Academy Award for Best Original Score, a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score, and a BAFTA Award for Best Original Music. Here she performs “Erupting Light”:
American cellist, vocalist, and pianist
Here she performs “Better Than Annie”:
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!
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