(8 September 1825 — 13 December 1879)
Ukrainian cellist and composer of Polish descent
Here is a recording of Adrien François Servais’s Fantaisie et variations sur des motifs de l’opéra La fille du régiment de Donizetti, Op. 16, by cellist Yutaka Hayashi and pianist Yusuke Satake, which is dedicated to Modzelewski:
(8 September 1841 – 1 May 1904)
Here is cellist Pierre Fournier performing Dvořák’s Cello Concerto in b minor, Op. 104, B. 191, with L’Orchestre National de L’ORTF conducted by Sergiu Celibidache:
(8 September 1883 – 1935)
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies
(8 September 1934 – 14 March 2016)
British composer and conductor
Here he gives introductory remarks before a performance of his Sonata for Cello and Piano (2007), Sequentia Serpentigena, by cellist Jennifer Langridge and pianist Benjamin Powell:
Here is his “Three-Minute Chaconne” for unaccompanied cello performed by Santiago Cañón:
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