(6 October 1896 — 9 November 1978)
Here is his duet for violin and cello, Gartenmusik, Op. 19, recorded in the wee hours on children’s instruments by Irma Servatius and Mary Milanič:
(6 October 1906 – 28 October 1966)
Austrian-Canadian cellist, composer, and teacher
Here is an LP he made with his wife, pianist Marie Friedlander, called Contemporary Music for Cello. The last piece is his own unaccompanied cello sonata:
(6 October 1930 – 29 March 2021)
German cellist and 1st principal cellist of the Berlin Philharmonic for 37 years
Here is a recording of him playing the Brahms Sonata for Piano and Cello In F major, Op.99, with pianist Daniel Höxter:
(6 October 1930 – 9 November 1993)
English composer and conductor
Here are the 2Cellos performing his “Cavatina” from The Deer Hunter with the London Symphony Orchestra:
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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