(5 November 1666 – 1729)
Italian composer, keyboard player, viola d’amore player, cellist, Servite Friar
(2 November 1880 – 25 April 1939)
Scottish cellist, composer, and politician
Friedrich Wilhelm Grenser
(5 November 1805 – 5 January 1859)
(5 November 1913 – 8 July 1967)
British actress who played the cello as a schoolgirl
(5 November 1917 – 4 July 1983)
American cellist and composer
Here is the 1st movement of his Concerto for Cello and Orchestra performed by Stephen Kates and the Louisville Orchestra under Jorge Mester:
(5 November 1935 – 19 May 2009)
Here is his Sonata Notturna recorded by cellist Raphael Wallfisch and the English String Orchestra conducted by William Boughton:
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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