(7 October 1798 – 19 March 1875)
French luthier, businessman, and inventor
Here is cellist Raphael Wallfisch talking about his Vuillaume cello:
(7 October 1802 – 10 May 1869)
German violinist and composer
Here is his Cello Concerto in D Major, Op.45 (1853), recorded by cellist Ina Joost with the North West German Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Gunter Neuhold:
(7 October 1835 – 26 February 1913)
Click here to listen to his Cello Sonata in D Major, Op. 51, recorded by cellist Hartwig Hönle and pianist Werner Genuit.
(7 October 1855 – 3 October 1912)
(7 October 1898 – 8 February 1983)
American cellist and conductor
Here is a recording of him playing “Simple Aveu” by Francis Thomé with pianist Virginia Wilson:
American cellist and United Nations Messenger of Peace
Here he performs the Prélude from Bach Suite No. 1 in G Major:
(7 October 1956 – 14? August 2022)
South Korean cellist and professor
Here is an informal recording of him playing his “Prophesy”:
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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