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Cello Birthdays – 9 September


Girolamo Frescobaldi

(9 September 1583 – 1 March 1643)

Italian composer and keyboard virtuoso

Girolamo Frescobaldi

Here is his Canzona No. 2 performed on baroque cello by Emily Davidson with Emma Gavenda on harpsichord:


Zbigniew Namysłowski

Happy birthday!

 Polish jazz alto saxophonist, flutist, cellist, trombonist, pianist, and composer

Zbigniew Namysłowski

Zbigniew Namysłowski. Photo by Przemysław JahrAutorem zdjęcia jest Przemysław JahrWykorzystując zdjęcie proszę podać jako autora: Przemysław Jahr / Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0. 

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.