(7 September 1855 – 18 November 1935)
Dutch cellist and teacher who worked in both the USA and Germany
Here is a recording of him playing Popper’s “Papillon”:
(7 September 1907 – 6 January 1991)
Here is his Partita for unaccompanied cello, performed by Yo-Yo Ma:
(7 September 1943 – 13 April 2021)
Swiss cellist, teacher, and music editor
Here he performs Grützmacher’s version of the Boccherini B-flat concerto at the Royal Albert Hall with i Virtuosi di Roma:
Here is a recording of him playing the first movement of Ethyl Smyth’s Cello Sonata in a minor, Op. 5, with pianist Celine Dutilly:
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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