(5 October 1817 – 1 December 1893)
German composer, pianist, and teacher
Here is the first movement of his Cello Sonata, Op. 42, performed by cellist Christian Schrock and pianist Woori Kim:
John W. Downey
(5 October 1927 – 18 December 2004)
American composer, pianist, conductor, and theory professor
Here is his Cello Sonata recorded by cellist George Sopkinand pianist Armand Basile:
American singer-songwriter, beatboxer, and cellist
Here is his cello cover of Sam Smith’s “Stay with Me”:
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