(6 November 1753 – 18 March 1823)
French cellist and composer
Here is the second movement of his Sonata in C Major, Op. 40, No. 1, recorded by cellist and editor Dr. Yuriy Leonovich:
- Bréval – Six Sonates à violoncelle et basso, Op. 40
- Brévall – Six Sonates à violoncello et basso, Op. 28
John Philip Sousa
(6 November 1854 – 6 March 1932)
American composer and conductor
Here is his famous “Stars and Stripes Forever” performed by the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Cello Ensemble, Mark Churchill, Director:
(6 November 1857 – 30 December 1930)
(6 November 1936 – 14 April 2015)
American composer and music professor
Here is the first movement of his Cello Concerto recorded by cellist Howard Colf and the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra of Olomouc conducted by David Amos:
German composer and pianist
Here are three movements of her Sounds & Signs for unaccompanied cello, recorded by cellist Erica Lessie:
Read more about this piece in Erica’s article here.
American actress, cellist, singer, and model
She doesn’t need a cello stunt double for cello scenes!
Swiss cellist and composer
Here he performs “Power Rangers” with Brian Tyler at the 2017 Krakow Film Music Festival Anniversary Gala:
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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