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Cello Birthdays – 9 November


Jean-Théodore Radoux

(9 November 1835 – 20 March 1911)

Belgian composer and bassoonist who also studied the cello

Jean-Théodore Radoux


Edward VII

(9 November 1841 – 6 May 1910)

King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India (22 January 1901 – 6 May 1910) – he also played the cello

Edward VII

Photograph by W. & D. Downey


Joseph Miroslav Weber

(9 November 1854 – 1 January 1906)

Czech composer, violinist, and organist

Joseph Miroslav Weber

Here is the first movement of his two-cello String Quintet in D Major, recorded by the Divertimenti Ensemble:

Your Turn

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!

We include those with recordings and/or images available online.